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The Star: May 18, 2017

The Star: May 18,

READERS, CITY LEADERS BACK HAGLEY PARK TO EASE HOSPITAL CAR PARKING CRISIS P 3, 12, 13, 14, & 15 Thursday, May 18, 2017 10 th & 11 th June free tickets onliNe The best read and largest circulating newspaper in Christchurch www.babyexpos.co.nz BRUTALLY BASHED Jess’ night of horror ‘One more hit and he would have killed her I think’ - police This is how Jess Setu (above) looks this week. But about a year ago it was a completely different story – she was brutally attacked by her estranged husband Lealofi Setu (above right) with a piece of wood in what has been described as a shocking case of domestic violence. On pages 8 and 9 Jess talks candidly about the attack, what led up to it and the reason she is speaking out. Robber accused was security at McCaw’s wedding • By Bridget Rutherford and Andrew King THE MAN charged with robbing two Canterbury bars and a double shooting in Rolleston was a security guard at Richie and Gemma McCaw’s wedding. The Star has learned the 23-year-old was working at the wedding of the former All Blacks captain and former Black Sticks player in January, at The Olive Grove in Wanaka. When contacted by The Star yesterday Gemma McCaw said: “I don’t want to comment on that.” Richie McCaw’s agent Dean Hegan said because it was before the courts, he could not comment. The 23-year-old has been charged in relation to the shooting of a mother and daughter at a Rolleston address on April 19, seriously injuring both, before the armed robbery of Hotel Ashburton later that night. He has also been charged with the robbery of the Springston Hotel on April 6. Shots were fired in both holdups. He is currently being held in custody. He has interim name suppression. Police say further charges could be laid in relation to other hotel robberies in Christchurch. •Turn to page 3