Case 179

Christie Marceau

On the morning of September 6 2011, Auckland teenager Christie Marceau was woken by a troubling phone call. On the other line was an acquaintance. Akshay Chand, a fellow 18-year-old who she’d worked alongside at a part-time supermarket job. Chand was threatening to kill himself.

Kind-hearted Christie didn’t hesitate to help, rushing over to his house right away. But she didn’t know that the troubled Chand was luring her into a trap. The events that followed would send shockwaves through New Zealand.

CREDITS

 

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EPISODE:

Research & writing – Erin Munro

Creative direction – Milly Raso

Narration – Anonymous Host

 

MUSIC:

‘Flatline intro’ and ‘Come play with me’ intro and outro – www.dl-sounds.com

Audio production – Mike Migas 

Music – Mike Migas and Andrew Joslyn

 

OTHER:

Logo and website design – Paulina Szymanska

RESOURCES

 

BOOKS

Christie: A Family’s Tragic Loss and a Mother’s Fight for Justice – Anna Leask and Tracey Marceau

 

DOCUMENTS

Queen v. Akshay Anand Chand

Inquest into the death of Christie Alexis Lesley Marceau

 

NEWS ARTICLES

Killer socially awkward with few friends – stuff.co.nz

Marceau inquest: Court hears how judge was ‘not interested’ in police concerns – Stuff

Marceau inquest: Why Judge David McNaughton did not give evidence – Stuff

Inquest into the death of Christie Marceau is a whitewash – Scoop

Bail laws in spotlight after Coroner releases findings into the death of Christie Marceau – stuff.co.nz

Christie Marceau: ‘tragedy and futility’ of death lead to major recommendations by Coroner – The New Zealand Herald

Christie Marceau death: ‘There was more than one hand on the knife that day’ – The New Zealand Herald

 

WEBSITES

The Christie Marceau Charitable Trust

Murderpedia.org

 

 

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