Man charged after stabbing


A Napier man has been charged with attempted murder as a result of the multiple stabbing of an ex-girlfriend's new partner last month.

The charge against 24-year-old Joseph Te Rongopai Jury was laid before Judge Tony Adeane in the Napier District Court yesterday. It relates to an incident in a house in Morris Spence Ave, Onekawa, about dawn on Sunday, December 16.

Jury is alleged to have gone to the house, entered a bedroom and, using a large fishing knife, repeatedly stabbed 20-year-old Hemi Greening.

Despite the wounds, Mr Greening is said to have been able to get out of bed to try to ward off the attacker, who was restrained when another member of his own family entered the room.

The injured man was taken to hospital with at least eight wounds to his abdomen, arms and legs, but none was considered life-threatening.

Initially charged with entering the house with intent to commit a crime and with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, Jury has entered no pleas and was yesterday remanded to appear again on February 7.

A male in his 20s stabbed during a stoush in Napier on Wednesday afternoon has been discharged from hospital.

The man was injured during a 4pm conflict in Maraenui, the details of which are still unknown.

Police attended the incident, believed to have started at the Community Skate Park on Bledisloe Rd, before police descended on a nearby Gilray Ave property.

A house on the street was cordoned off and occupants were spoken to by officers before being taken away in police cars.

The victim was in a stable condition just hours after arriving at Hawke's Bay Hospital, and was later discharged.

Senior Sergeant Mike Stevenson said police were still investigating the circumstances of the stabbing - including the exact location and reason for the conflict.

- HAWKES BAY TODAY

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