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Family, domestic and sexual violence news

February 13, 2014 at 12:00 PM

Juliette Gerbes 'stabbing of her boyfriend in 2012 is on trial in Napier. Follow that story here as closing arguments are made before a jury.

A similar trial in Christchurch for Lucille Scollay news here charged for stabbing her husband Guy as he lay sleeping.

Murderer of Mary Donnelly in Upper hutt 2012, sentenced to 12 years. Read that sentencing news here. Justice Young noted that Kharn Tamaka had a history of aggressive sexual behaviour since he was 8 years old, and he was a high risk offender. Donnelly, a intellectually disabled woman neighbour was brutally murdered which has traumatised her family as you can read here.

Sumit Narayan, serving a 15 year sentence for a separate offence could only be given a further 7 years in jail on DNA evidence for murdering a prostitute. Here is that news item

The 'Black Widow' Milner sentencing in Christchurch High Court news update is here.

Hawera couple sentenced with community detention for child neglect news here.



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