In the hours after shooting constables Matthew Hunt and David Goldfinch — killing Hunt — Eli Epiha seemed calm, making only one startling but vague admission, an associate of his said at his trial. “I just recall him saying he f***ed up,” Shane Conza told jurors he heard as the two drove north that June…

Man accused of murdering Lance John Murphy goes on trial CHRIS SKELTON/FAIRFAX NZ Appearing at the High Court at Auckland: Michael Joseph Davies (left) and Steven Gunbie (right). A father of three was murdered on a remote hilltop with a bag over his head and his hands shackled, the Crown alleges. The man accused of…

POLICE v TM ?Sentencing. Guilty plea to charge of wounding with intent to commit GBH. A drunken argument at function in home led to defendant overreacting to an assault resulting in him biting through the cheek of the victim leaving a severe disfigurement. Starting point of prison but with willingness to make amends a sentence…

The defendant pleaded guilty to stabbing a fellow prison inmate for the second time within approximately one year and was sentenced on 30 October 2015. He had an appalling record for violent offences including aggravated robberies and other assaults. The Crown were seeking preventive detention. I encouraged the defendant to take up courses to assist…

Hello Sailor frontman Graham Brazier has been back in court, accused of assaulting a woman. The New Zealand musician denies the charge and appeared at the Auckland District Court yesterday. Wearing a Liverpool football shirt, Brazier remained quiet during his brief appearance and let his lawyer, Adam Couchman, do the talking. According to the police…

When his wife left him, Mandeep Singh bought knives and waited patiently in the foyer of her school until she finished her exam. As soon as 22-year-old Parmita Rani walked out of the Queen St premises, he stabbed her to death. Her friend Parminder Sandhu, 22, wrestled the knife from the defendant and rushed over…

      Jesse Ryder was in an induced coma for nearly three days after the assault. Photo / NZ Herald A Christchurch pub fight involving Jesse Ryder arose when the star cricketer took offence at being accused of having “short arms and long pockets” after not buying his own round of shots, a court…

My client who was intoxicated on the plane was said to have indecently assaulted the young female passenger sitting next to him by rubbing her bottom and her genital area. The allegation seemed a strong one but after careful cross examination the jury found my client not guilty.

My client was a 15 year old (one of the youngest in New Zealand to face a murder charge) who stabbed his friend in the back in a jealous moment of anger. The jury found him not guilty of the murder and a manslaughter conviction was entered.

My client had just completed his degree and was looking for a career job when in a late night incident where he had come to the aid of a friend he broke a mans jaw with a single punch. The impact on his potential career was really at risk with him being unable to even…

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