A man who yelled “I will be there soon with my gun” while WINZ staff were on the phone has admitted a charge of threatening to kill and is in custody for sentencing.
A man whose shotgun threat caused a lockdown at the WINZ Sydenham branch has been jailed for two months.
Ashburton WINZ double-murderer Russell John Tully has been jailed for 27 years as part of his life jail term – one of the longest sentences imposed in New Zealand.
A 33-year-old Aranui man had been up all night taking methamphetamine before making threats and firing a shot outside the Linwood Work and Income offices.
May 27 has been set for the sentencing of Russell John Tully for the murder of two Ashburton WINZ staff and the attempted murder of a third.
Friday’s sentencing has been delayed for the convicted Ashburton WINZ shooter Russell John Tully.
Convicted Ashburton WINZ shooter Russell John Tully interrupted proceedings on the first day of his trial and was removed from the court before the jury panel was replaced completely.
The jury has found find Russell John Tully guilty of five charges relating to the Ashburton WINZ office shootings.
The jury in the Ashburton WINZ shooting trial was resuming its deliberations about 2pm today, after a morning of repeated courtroom visits. [Updated Report]
The jury in the trial of Russell John Tully, on charges of murder and attempted murder arising from the September 1 shootings in the Ashburton WINZ office, retired to consider its verdicts at 4pm.