Heath Eric Morris has finally apologised to the family of the 20-year-old he bashed to death in his sleep, just before he began his life term at his sentencing in the High Court at Christchurch.
“Shall we kill Oliver?” Heath Eric Morris asked as a group drove to a Woodend property where he would bash his “friend” to death as he slept.
Name suppression has lifted on an 18-year-old who today denied the murder of a man whose body was found at a Woodend property early in July.
Interim name suppression has continued for a teenager charged with the murder of Oliver Johnston whose body was found at a property in Woodend, North Canterbury, three weeks ago.
Name suppression was granted to an 18-year-old man charged with the murder of a man whose body was found on a Woodend property at the weekend.
A survivor of a triple-fatal car crash eight years ago is still struggling with post traumatic stress disorder as he begins a jail term for choking a woman unconscious and breaking her bones.
Two people who went to trial on charges of burgling and setting fire to a house in Woodend had their charges discharged in the Christchurch District Court.
Name suppression has lapsed for a Woodend man charged with indecently assaulting a girl at an Alexandra school holiday programme in January.
Kaiapoi business owner Dave Clemence has admitted Resource Management Act charges relating to earthworks on three North Canterbury properties.