Tag: court

Woman who attacked Hobart Supreme Court prosecutor has PTSD, court told

Updated December 14, 2015 17:21:11 A Supreme Court judge due to sentence a lady for attacking a prosecutor in court has been asked to consider that she has post traumatic anxiety disorder (PTSD). Rachael Vanessa Bradford, 42, pleaded guilty to contempt of court soon after striking the prosecutor on the head and back and pulling…


Funds meant for IS militants found in dirty laundry by mother, court hears

Posted December 14, 2015 14:22:32 Map: Parramatta 2150 Cash allegedly intended for the Islamic State terrorist group was located by the mother of a rollover witness as she went to wash his clothes, a Sydney court has heard. Oarjan Azari and Ali Al-Talebi are accused of generating $ six,000 obtainable to the Islamic State group…


Refugee urged to drop charges following becoming strangled by boyfriend, court told

Posted December 10, 2015 15:21:23 An Iranian refugee, whose estranged boyfriend used her hijab to strangle her till she passed out, has told Adelaide’s Supreme Court she is “confused” by his actions and was urged by other folks to drop the charges. Qasem Gardi, an Afghani refugee, was discovered guilty by a judge of attempting…


CFMEU members protest outdoors Melbourne court ahead of look by senior officials

Posted December 08, 2015 09:10:18 A huge contingent of police has gathered outside the Melbourne Magistrates Court ahead of an look by union heavyweights John Setka and Shaun Reardon. Police have been out in force which includes on horseback, outside the court as dozens of CFMEU members gathered to show their support for the state…


‘Mummy’s dead in the lounge room’: Court told girl alerted witness to woman’s alleged murder

Posted December 03, 2015 14:41:26 A man who tried to save a mother of 4, allegedly murdered in her Brisbane home, says he was awoken to the crime by 1 of her youngsters telling him “mummy’s dead in the lounge area”. Dylan Brady has provided proof relating to the alleged murder of 34-year-old Anthea Mari….


Sentence provided to ex-Bega Cheese boss doesn’t reflect seriousness of crimes, court told

By Ursula Malone Posted December 02, 2015 17:45:29 The 13-year maximum sentence given to former Bega Cheese boss Maurice Van Ryn was “manifestly inadequate” and failed to reflect the seriousness of his child sexual assault crimes, the Court of Appeal has heard. Van Ryn was sentenced to 13 years in jail, with a non-parole period…


Convicted killer Luigi Costa had inability to appreciate wrongness, court told

Posted December 02, 2015 14:45:47 Convicted killer Luigi Costa’s lawyer said his client had a “full inability to appreciate the wrongness of his conduct” in the brutal killing of his neighbour Terrence Freebody three years ago. A jury identified Costa, 72, guilty of killing Mr Freebody by slashing his throat and stabbing him a number…


Man and lady face court more than infant death

By Alyse Edwards Posted December 02, 2015 13:39:59 Map: Rockhampton 4700 A man and lady from Gladstone have appeared in court more than the death of a child in central Queensland much more than two years ago. An 11-week-old boy was discovered with extreme injuries at a Rockhampton residence in May 2013. Police mentioned the…


Man in court on murder charge over fatal motorway argument

By Louisa Rebgetz Updated December 02, 2015 11:44:55 A man accused of assaulting an additional man causing him to fall into the path of a truck on a motorway south of Brisbane has appeared in court charged with murder. Tamate Henry Heke, 36, is accused of killing a 50-year-old Munruben man on the Gateway Motorway…


Majak Daw denies raping student at 2007 celebration, tells court girl was ‘in control’

Updated November 30, 2015 12:45:34 North Melbourne footballer Majak Daw has denied raping a teenage girl when he was a high college student far more than eight years ago. Daw, 24, is on trial for 3 charges of raping a fellow student at a celebration in March 2007. He pleaded not guilty on all counts….