One of Christchurch’s first prosecutions under the tougher new strangulation law has drawn a sentence of community detention and supervision.
A week after a new law about strangulation came into force, two cases are already before the Christchurch Courts.
An inference could be drawn that Sainey Marong’s murderous plans were related to his unhealthy desire for necrophilia, the Crown said as the 33-year-old faced his sentencing in the High Court.
The family of manslaughter victim Corey James Protos was praised for their “dignity and restraint” as they faced the sentencing of the woman who strangled him to death in a domestic violence incident.
A foreign woman spent almost a year travelling New Zealand with a man who is now accused of repeatedly assaulting, tying up, and raping her.
A 26-year-old man strangled a woman until she lost consciousness, then rang the ambulance and performed CPR on her, the Christchurch District Court was told.