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The Star: March 01, 2018

The Star: March 01,

SupreMe NewSpaper of The Year Star Media A Star Media Event Thursday, March 1, 2018 Sunday 18 March 2018 The best read and largest circulating newspaper in Christchurch Same old... SAME OLD Last week, when ex-cyclone Gita blew through, Christchurch Hospital patients and visitors endured the rain at the Deans Ave park and ride. It was no different in August (below). The outlook for this winter is just as bleak. Story page 7 PHOTOS: MARTIN HUNTER Prostitute killer may have wanted to hand himself in • By Kurt Bayer PROSTITUTE killer Sainey Marong appears to have considered handing himself in to police in the days after he murdered Renee Duckmanton. The full extent of the Gambianborn butcher’s disturbing internet history can now be reported. Relentless pursuits of Christchurch prostitutes, necrophilia videos, and Google searches on rape and kidnapping feature in data captured by police from Marong’s cellphones. And five days after he dumped Duckmanton’s Sainey Marong body on May 15, 2016, he started searching for police contact details. He made multiple searches for “Christchurch central police station contacts [sic] details” and “New Zealand police email contact”, while clicking on a police link, “How to report a crime” and stories on other Christchurch prostitute murders, including Mallory Manning’s brutal death. He was arrested on May 26, 2016. A unanimous jury on Friday took less than an hour to find him guilty after a two-week trial at the High Court in Christchurch. •Turn to page 4