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Mon 28th April 2014

Man Murdered in Christchurch

Filed under: General — Downunder @ 4:11 pm

A woman has appeared in court in Christchurch today on a charge of murdering a man at a residential address.

Details here at Stuff.co.nz

The 22-year-old appeared in the Christchurch District Court this morning charged with murdering an “unknown male” yesterday.

Court documents allege she murdered him “manually”.

I hope that wasn’t a bit of ‘detective humour’.

The names are subject to suppression orders but earlier reports in the Herald stated that a couple had recently separated and the father had left the house with their three children.

It has not been disclosed to date whether the father is the deceased or whether the deceased is another man; the same Herald report stated that the accused’s father had been at the address helping his daughter.

Update 30th April

Source here

Christchurch Police have launched a new scene examination as part of the homicide investigation.

The body of the man, whose identity has been suppressed, was found at an Earnslaw property on Sunday.

A 22-year-old woman has been charged with his murder.

Detectives and forensic experts this morning executed a search warrant on a address in Conference Street in the inner city where a scene examination is underway.

Detective Inspector Greg Murton says significant activity is believed to have occurred at that address resulting in the death of the man.

3 Responses to “Man Murdered in Christchurch”

  1. Downunder says:

    There appears to be an interesting story developing here.

    It has become common recently for cases involving female offenders to disappear off the media radar.

    Anyone hear what happened to that woman who drove a car onto a suburban footpath in Hamilton in an attempt to run down her partner?

  2. Downunder says:

    Update from the remand at 16th May.

    An Ashburton man who was killed in Christchurch last month can now be named as Cory James Protos, 30.

    Name suppression was lifted for both Protos and the 22-year-old woman accused of murdering him, when she made a second appearance in the High Court at Christchurch today.

    Zariah Jae Samson entered a not guilty plea to a charge of murdering Protos – who was understood to have been her boyfriend for a short time.

  3. Downunder says:


    A two-week trial beginning April 13 has been set for a Christchurch woman charged with the murder of Cory James Protos, 30.

    Zariah Jae Samson, 22, was remanded in custody for trial at a pre-trial call-over before Justice David Gendall in the High Court in Christchurch today.

    She has denied the charge of murdering Protos on April 27.

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