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Friday 11 November 2022 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Court, National
Cook Islands High Court. Photo: Sian Solomon/21110511
Theft as a servant
Pupuke charged with four counts of theft as a servant appeared in the Criminal
Court at Avarua on Thurasday via Zoom from Manihiki.
Pupuke’s lawyer did not appear. Police asked for the matter to be adjourned.
of the Peace Vania Kenning, who oversaw the matter, said there was a conflict
of interest between her and the defendant. She said an adjournment would be
matter is adjourned for December 22.
Assault on a female
Turangatira pleaded guilty to assault on a female in the Criminal Court at
Avarua on Thursday.
court heard on September 6 this year, Turangatira hit a woman in the face three
of the Peace Vania Kenning adjourned for sentencing on December 7.
Wounding with intent
woman charged with wounding with intent to injure will make a plea in her next
appearance, says her lawyer.
Williams appeared in the Criminal Court at Avarua on Thursday charged with
wounding with intent to injure.
lawyer, Mark Short asked for an adjournment but assured the court a plea would
be made at his client’s next appearance.
lawyer Jamie Crawford did not oppose the adjournment but asked for the matter
to be moved to the High Court because of the seriousness of the charge.
think it will need to be transferred to the Chief Justice,” Crawford said.
matter has been adjourned to a date to be set by court staff.