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1 November 2017 11:11 PM Peter Carroll sentenced to life in prison for murder of Marcus Tucker

There were tears from the family of Mr Tucker at the sentencing of his killer in the Christchurch High Court on Thursday. Several members of Mr Tucker's family read out emotional victim impact statements to the court describing their grief and heartache since finding the 36-year-old had been killed. His mother, Robin Tucker, stood by Mr Tucker's sister 125

1 November 2017 10:37 PM Applause as Marcus Tucker’s killer jailed for life

For smashing Marcus Luke Tucker to death with a metal steering lock and then burning his body, Peter John Carroll will serve at least 17 years of a life imprisonment term. The family of the murder victim burst into applause as the sentence was imposed. The murder in Christchurch’s meth-fuelled drug scene shocked for its casual cruelty and callousness 159

1 November 2017 10:37 PM Man who murdered father-of-three and set his body on fire jailed for 17 years

Peter John Carroll will spend at least 17 years in prison after severely beating a Christchurch man to death and setting his body on fire. The 53-year-old was sentenced in the High Court at Christchurch on Thursday for the murder of Marcus Luke Tucker, 36, whose body was found near Lake Ellesmere, on Anzac Day last year. A nine-day trial, which began 151

1 November 2017 5:38 AM Brian Tamaki lashes out at LGBT community again

Controversial Destiny Church leader Bishop Brian Tamaki has again criticised the gay and lesbian community, less than a year after he was widely condemned for blaming gay people for earthquakes. During a sermon on Sunday, Tamaki referred to gay and lesbian clergy as a "contamination". "You've got to understand that there's been such a breakdown and contamination 113

1 November 2017 12:10 AM Triple murder accused named as Sungkwan Kim

The man accused of murdering three of his family members in South Korea and fleeing to New Zealand has been named as Sungkwan Kim. His name was initially suppressed but has now been lifted , and an extradition process began in the North Shore District Court on Wednesday. Media reports in South Korea say the man fled to New Zealand after allegedly killing 107

31 October 2017 5:56 PM Can House of Cards Go on without Kevin Spacey?

It’s Halloween, and if you need me today, I’ll be buried in a pile of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup wrappers and regret. Hello from Los Angeles, where we’re pitching House of Cards spin-offs, casting Chance the Rapper, and subbing for Jimmy Kimmel. Netflix will end House of Cards after the political drama’s sixth season, the streaming service announced Monday 109

31 October 2017 5:17 AM Robert Hohua was on bail when he beat partner to death

A 36-year-old man is standing trial for murder after killing his partner while on bail for a previous violent assault on her, NZME reports. Robert Roupere Hohua is accused of murdering Marie Rose Harlick in November 2016. Prosecutor Richard Jenson told the Tauranga High Court Hohua and Ms Harlick had been in a two-year relationship. However at the time of Ms Harlick's 95

31 October 2017 12:46 AM Murder trial: neighbours give evidence

A friend of the woman killed by her partner in Opotiki last November was struggling to describe in court today what it was about the murder accused that scared her. Robert Hohua, 36, is charged with the murder of Marie Rose Harlick at an address in Wellington Street on November 22. The jury trial on the murder charge is proceeding in the High Court at Tauranga 72

30 October 2017 8:26 AM Jemma Lilley Wanted To Kill Someone Before She Was 26

Teenager Aaron Pajich was murdered by Jemma Lilley because it was her "life's ambition". Teenager Aaron Pajich was murdered by Jemma Lilley because it was her "life's ambition" to kill someone by the time she was aged 25, a WA Supreme Court jury was told. State prosecutor James McTaggart delivered his closing address at the start of the fifth week of the trial 81

30 October 2017 6:34 AM Murder was on accused Jemma Lilley's 'bucket list'

SUPERMARKET night manager Jemma Lilley murdered autistic teenager Aaron Pajich because it was on her “bucket list”, a prosecutor has told WA’s Supreme Court. As the sensational trial of the two women accused of killing Mr Pajich last June draws to a close, state prosecutor James McTaggart began his closing argument – saying that there was “absolutely 67