Today’s reported murders, deaths…
Posted by te2ataria on October 18, 2016
Sent by a reader in Northland
Murder Mystery in Whangarei
The Whangarei St John Ambulance Station said a 37-year-old man had been dropped off in a critical condition and has since died.
At this stage [but not for long,] Police are treating the death as suspicious “and enquiries are underway to identify the victim.” http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/suspicious-death-whangarei-0
Dunedin jury finds Alexander Merritt guilty of murdering his boss
A jury has unanimously found a Dunedin cleaner, Alexander James William Merritt, 21, guilty of bludgeoning his boss to death with a hammer.
Karin Ann Ross, 51, had made a formal complaint to company directors about Merritt’s behaviour, which had angered him, the prosecutor said. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11731360
Fatal crash at Matamata Aerodrome in Waikato
A man was killed at Matamata Aerodrome when his light motorised aircraft crashed. The man was the only occupant of the aircraft at the time of the crash and the cause is being investigated (!) by the Civil Aviation Authority. http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/fatal-crash-matamata-aerodrome
Other News in Drips…
Police admit monumental incompetence
Hamilton Police have admitted their patrol car was stolen from right under their nose after an officer pulled over a vehicle.
The video was posted on the “Kiwi Az Bro” Facebook page about two hours ago and is already starting to go viral – being viewed more than 37,000 times and shared nearly 600 times and counting. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11731155
Auckland Hospitals are Safe: Man seriously wounded in a stabbing at Auckland hospital
A man was seen with a knife lodged in his kidney region, on level five of the hospital near the canteen, according to media reports. http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/85475455/stabbing-at-auckland-hospital
Foreign family of four found dead in suspected murder suicide
Maria Claudia Lutz, 43, her husband Fernando Manrique, 44, and the two children, Martin, 10, and Elisa, 11, were found dead at their family home in Davidson, north Sydney on Monday.
The family’s pet dog was also found dead in the house. http://www.news.com.au/national/nsw-act/news/davidson-deaths-family-gassed-in-suspected-murder-suicide/