Violent Deaths In 2009

Two suspected murder cases hit the headlines today – one a mother of four found dead in her home in Papakura and the other a 37 year old man thought to be a resident of a halfway house in Wellington. (see links below for details)

There have been around 43 violent deaths, manslaughters and murders in 2009, including a number of children and young people under the age of 18 (in bold on the list below)

11 Aug: Man’s body found at an address in Mansfield Street, Newton. Screams heard before the body was discovered.
10 Aug: 39 year old mother of 4 found dead by her sister at 36 Cargill street, Papakura
8 Aug: 2 year old girl dies in Kaitaia hospital, a woman is charged with assault
7 Aug: Timothy Constable, 24, died from stab wounds on a Christchurch street
17 Jul: 11 year old Triston Jermaine Papuni of Anaura Bay shot in chest with a gun whilst playing with his young cousin.
9 Jul: one of two people shot dead in Sunset Road, Mangakakahi, Rotorua
9 Jul: one of two people shot dead in Sunset Road, Mangakakahi, Rotorua
5 Jul: Scottish immigrant Lindsay Lamont died from stab wounds at her home in Ikamatua
3 Jul: Publican David White died after a punch to the head at the Little Wanganui Hotel
28 Jun: Paraplegic man armed with air gun was shot dead by the AOS, Burnside, Chch
26 Jun: 16 year old Jashana Robinson died in her Titahi Bay home
26 Jun: 21 year old Joelene Edmonds died in her Titahi Bay home
7 Jun: Koria Steven Matiaha, 25, died from severe head injuries in Masterton
15 Jun: Waylin Te Rau Aroha Ngarangione, 19, dies from head injury after an incident in Manutuku
15 Jun: Piki Kingi of Hamilton found dead in his car following an assault
5 Jun: Vivian Sinclair Hirini of Napier died after being found in his car with stab wounds
5 Jun: Trent Matthews, age 1, died. A woman charged with assault in Rotorua*
23 May: James Samuel Galloway died from a single stab wound in Turangi
12 May: Ms Nuttidar Vaikaew, 48, discovered beaten to death in Western Springs
11 May: Paul Chong stabbed to death in Glenfield
8 May: Tala Seleni, 55 found dead in her Linwood home
8 May: Melissa Nina Adcock, 32 found dead in herr Linwood home
7 May: Constable Len Snee shot during an armed siege in Napier
5 May: Man stabbed in San Angelo Court, Henderson
29 Apr: Richard Milton Jones age 64 died from severe injuries in Upper Hutt
18 Apr: Dean Peni, 29, died after an assault during a party in Flaxmere
27 Apr: Olo Fiti, 25, father of 4, found stabbed to death on a driveway in Otara
15 Apr: Terrance Carl Finch, 55, found dead after axe attack in Glenn Innes
8 Apr: 78 year old Grandfather Jasmatbhai Patel died after road rage attack
14 Mar: Woman beaten to death on a petrol station forecourt in Johnsonville
1 Mar: Tue Faave,23, died following an assault in Paremoremo prison
7 Mar: Jayrhis Ian Te Koha Lock-Tata, 5 weeks old, died from head injuries in Taupo, his father is charged with murder
26 Feb: Sanele Sanato, 36, from Glen Innes died of his injuries following an assault
17 Feb: Toddler Cherishsiliala Tahuri-Wright died after being found with serious injuries
17 Feb: Heather Simons, A disabled woman from Wanganui died from a head injury sustained during an assault
27 Jan: 16 year old Jordan Herewini ran over and killed when caught in Mongrel Mob gang crossfire in Murupara
26 Jan: Moana Anahera Marie Aranui died from stab wounds on a street in St Kilda, Dunedin
25 Jan: Man died 9 days after a fight with his brother in Nelson
24 Jan: Mark Allen McCutcheon found with stab wounds in his ute near Ongaonga
23 Jan: Courier driver Halatau Kianamanu Naitoko age 17 (innocent bystander) killed in a in a shoot-out on an Auckland motorway
19 Jan: Woman died after an arson attack on her home in Pukekohe
15 Jan: Joanne Thompson beaten to death in her Waiau home
12 Jan: Man found shot in Haigh’s Access Road, Redvale
* Rotorua was the town in which 4 year old Nia Glassie was tortured and beaten to death in August 2007

See also:
Some child abuse cases in NZ
NZ has the worlds third highest number of preventable child deaths per capita
In 2003 NZ was placed 25 out of 27 for child maltreatment deaths in OECD countries: