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Sun 17th November 2013

Domestic violence caught on cctv

Filed under: General — Downunder @ 4:20 pm

The attempted murder of a man in Hamilton today.

“At this time a male pedestrian has been run over by a car driven by his 44-year-old female partner at the Ohaupo Rd shops by the intersection with Normandy Ave,” he said.

Viewer discretion advised – contains graphic footage of female violence.

23 Responses to “Domestic violence caught on cctv”

  1. CSA says:

    I wouldn’t be surprised if after all this guy is going to be charged with ‘male assault female’ for attacking her car.

  2. Downunder says:

    Then they’ll pin a White Ribbon on him and ask him to take the pledge.

  3. Sarah Haras says:

    Firstly, it is plain simple emotive headline grabbing to pronounce this case as attempted murder. The article itself does not make this claim; very likelty, this case will simply go down as ‘aggravated assault with intent to injure’.

    Secondly, I find NZ Herald equally as bad – but at the other extreme, when they headline the incident as ‘River plunge follows hit and run’ – as though the river plunge is the tragedy to report.
    NZ Herald – why not afford this man the same level of sympathy, and the woman, the same level of judgement, as you would apply if the roles were reversed?

    Thirdly, I find the final paragraph just plain inexplicable – “Sadly just seven days out from White Ribbon Week, today’s incident also highlights the dangers associated with domestic violence and police urge anyone who feels unsafe in their home situation to seek help,”
    WTF! White Ribbon is about violence by men on women and children. We don’t know what occurred prior to the assault with a deadly weapon – but sure as hell if this man had contacted police in fear of his safety, he is the one who would have been subject to an instant removal order. All she would have to say is ‘I feel threatened’!

  4. Downunder says:

    If you repost this article from the Herald this is how it displays.

    Woman pulls herself free from car after 15m plunge into Waikato River – National – NZ Herald News
    http://www.nzherald.co.nz
    A woman pulled herself clear of her car after it flipped and plunged off a busy Hamilton road and into the Waikato River. – New Zealand Herald

    This is absolute Bullshit. She was rescued by a man and his son who happened to be nearby, when she drove the car over a bank into the river.

  5. Downunder says:

    Bystanders try to stop car attack

    The 15-year-old said he heard the man telling the woman that he was going to leave her “and then she ran him over”. “The first time we thought it was just an accident but then the second time we knew it wasn’t.”

    Now this evidence has been printed in the paper things could get interesting.

    Police last night could not say what charges the woman might face.

  6. Downunder says:

    Driver released from hospital.

    A Hamilton woman allegedly involved in a hit and run has been sent for a psychological evaluation.

    Watch this space!

  7. OMG You're *(&^%^ says:

    Watch this space!
    Before you know it, it’ll be another touted form of DV, for a male to leave, or to even just tell his partner that he’s about to or intending to leave, the relationship.

  8. Schizzle says:

    Yeah, this fellow is just going to have to take responsibility for his actions and accept that he caused the ‘accident’.

  9. Downunder says:

    Correct me if I am wrong, but I can’t find a single media update on the condition of the hit and run ‘victim’. I am sure we would have heard if he had died in hospital overnight.

    In the article outlining the release of the driver from hospital you would think that any reasonable journalist would have included an update on the ‘victim’ of this hit and run.

    This is typical of news involving males; they might not die overnight, but the story or any news about them certainly does.

  10. Downunder says:

    At 44, the offender is still a young woman. No doubt she’ll make an amazing recovery, get a degree in social work, and a job a CYFS.

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/9414330/Cancer-mental-illness-behind-drivers-attack

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11159186

  11. kiranjiharr says:

    lets compare what happens with this case as well..
    http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/im-very-very-scared-woman-phoned-mother-before-husband-killed-her-court-hears-20131119-2xsb8.html

    could highlight some serious differences in justice for men and women..

  12. Downunder says:

    Attempted murder charge in alleged hit and run.

    The 44-year-old [women]was arrested today in relation to the incident, which also involved the woman driving the car into the Waikato River.

    She made her first appearance in the Hamilton District Court today, and will reappear tomorrow.

    The 43-year-old victim is in a stable condition at Waikato Hospital.

  13. Allan Harvey says:

    I’m delighted the victim is alive and yes this charge seems appropriate given the video. Good on the Police putting it to the Court and not accepting the spin from the woman’s friends that such violence can be justified by allegations against the victim, or poor mental health.

  14. Downunder says:

    This is interesting.

    The above link to TV3 has been broken, as has another to the NZ Herald – the only two media outlets to report the court hearing today.

    I’m not sure where this site fits into the media scene;

    Mr Patterson said despite the arrest enquiries were continuing and investigators still wanted to hear from anyone who witnessed Sunday’s incidents who hadn’t yet already spoken to Police and asked them to ring the Hamilton Central Police station on 07 858 6200.

    How can any witnesses who haven’t yet come forward do so, if mainstream media is shutting down the reporting of this crime?

    And yes, it did get picked up by UK media.

  15. Downunder says:

    Today’s Court appearance.

    A woman has been charged with attempted murder after a man was run down outside a Melville dairy and a car driven into the Waikato River.

    The woman, who has an interim name suppression, appeared in the Hamilton High Court this morning.

    The man is the partner of the charged woman.

    Justice Katz requested a psychiatric report on the accused before any further action is taken.

    The woman has not entered a plea.

    Justice Katz adjourned the case to until tomorrow at 10am.

  16. Downunder says:

    Hamilton hit and run case. The last I heard about this was that the defendant was due to appear in court on the Friday morning after the event. Has there been any media reports since? This case just seems to have disappeared.

    I am wondering if the two Mooloo women are in fact the same woman?

  17. Bruce S says:

    ..and another girl runs down a man and amputates his leg story; this time from Nelson.

    Reported in STUFF here:

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/9624874/Forgiveness-lets-victim-move-on

    Last updated 12:00 18/01/2014
    STRESS BOILED OVER: Cassandra Albert has been sentenced to three years in prison for driving her car into her uncle, severing his right leg.

    A Nelson man who lost a leg when he was pinned between a pole and a car driven by his niece says forgiving her has allowed him to heal.

    Cassandra Renia Tewhei Albert, 26, of Nelson, was sentenced to three years’ imprisonment in the Nelson District Court yesterday.

    In August last year a jury found Albert guilty on a charge of causing grievous bodily harm with reckless disregard. She was acquitted on a more serious charge that she deliberately caused grievous bodily harm.

    The charges followed a dramatic incident on August 15, 2012, when Albert drove her car into her uncle on Wakefield Quay in Nelson, crushing him against a pole and severing his right leg.

    The court heard that she had been angry at Albert over a disputed rent payment and made a “spur of the moment decision” to drive at him as he walked along a footpath.

    While the jury was not sure that Albert meant to cause harm, they found that she recklessly disregarded her uncle’s safety by deliberately driving towards him.

    There was an inherent risk that he might be injured, which Albert should have appreciated, Judge Denys Barry said when sentencing her yesterday.

    It was revealed after the trial that Albert was on parole at the time of the offence. She had been sentenced to three years and nine months in jail in 2009 after admitting that she violently shook her four-month-old son in “a moment of madness,” leaving him permanently brain-damaged.

    Together with her partner at the time, Newton Samuel Moki, Albert admitted charges of injuring with reckless disregard and failing to provide the necessities of life.

    After being charged with the new offences in August 2012, Albert was recalled to prison and served the remaining nine months of her sentence.

    She remained composed in the dock yesterday, though she wept as prosecutor Mark O’Donoghue made submissions on behalf of the Crown.

    O’Donoghue said her sentence should be increased on account of the 2009 conviction for a “similar harm offence”. He said Albert had caused a serious degree of harm to her uncle.

    Defence lawyer Tony Bamford said Albert had been dealing with “significant pressures” in her home life when she drove into her uncle.

    Their dispute related to rent owed by Mr Albert. The court heard that he had the money but was “sadly fleeced” of it by a woman in an online dating scam……

    Nothing much to see here really; if a jury can’t figure out that harm is intended by driving a car into someone then we have a real problem. Wait a minute; it was a man she was driving into and the poor wee lass was just under so much pressure and stress; okay – no issues there – carry on!

  18. Bruce S says:

    Just to ensure there’s follow up; the NZ Herald reported on the Hamilton “hit and run” incident of November 2013; today.

    Cliff plunge hit-and-run accused named
    11:10 AM Tuesday Jul 8, 2014

    A woman accused of running over a man before fleeing the scene and driving the vehicle over a 10 metre high cliff into the Waikato River can now be named.

    Annette Wallis appeared at the High Court at Hamilton today to face a charge of attempted murder and another of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

    The charges relate to an incident last November outside a Hamilton dairy in which she allegedly drove over a man in her car.

    The Hamilton woman has pleaded not guilty to the charges and will go to trial next month.

  19. Bruce S says:

    …so now she pleads guilty to a “lesser charge” of wounding with intent. So intentionally running someone over (more than once) is not deemed “attempted murder”. Hmmmm will remember that; might come in handy one day.

    Woman admits hitting partner with car
    BELINDA FEEK
    Last updated 10:24 18/08/2014

    A Hamilton woman who has admitted driving her car at a man and hitting him before driving off a cliff into the Waikato River.

    Annette Kaye Wallis, 45, originally pleaded not guilty to charges of attempted murder and wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm on November 17, last year.

    However, in the High Court at Hamilton this morning Wallis pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

    Wallis drove her car at her partner outside a dairy at the Ohaupo Rd shops before fleeing down Cobham Dr and off a cliff into the river.

    Justice Fogarty convicted Wallis and remanded her in further custody for sentencing in October.

    He also issued a first strike warning.

    The attempted murder charge will be withdrawn at sentencing.

  20. Downunder says:

    After seeing the recent case where the judge relied on ‘reports’ to excuse the female defendant from a jail sentence – watch this space – she’s already been assessed.

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