A judge said because of the underfunding of mental health and drug and alcohol assessments she had no option but to send Joshua Luke Cooper to jail for stabbing a police dog.
Sentencing in the High Court at 2.15pm for Shiu Prasad, 52, who pleaded guilty on November 9 to charges of murdering his wife Keshni Mala…
A judge has ruled out a reduction for “cultural factors” in sentencing gang members for a four-on-one stabbing attack in Christchurch Men’s Prison.
Police allege a Hillmorton Hospital patient was trying to harm himself when he stabbed a woman nurse on Sunday afternoon.
A jury has returned a rapid verdict to find Franchesca Kororia Borell guilty of the Christmas Day murder of her partner Hardeep Singh during a domestic row.
A woman who stabbed an ex-partner in the chest after a break-up and an epic drinking bout has acknowledged that she needs to “fix” herself while she serves a six-year jail term.
A professor of mechanic engineering says it was “feasible” for Hardeep Singh’s fatal wound to have been inflicted by a stabbing, but a wound from a knife being thrown as “less likely”.
A Christchurch father did not seek a jail term for his teenage son who stabbed him five times – and he got his wish.
Name suppression has lapsed on a 52-year-old Upper Riccarton man accused of the stabbing murder of his ex-partner, who was killed in an incident in Ilam Road on September 15.
Name suppression was granted when a 52-year-old Upper Riccarton man’s murder charge was called at the Christchurch District Court, to give time to tell people of his arrest.