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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…


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…


Officer given significant misconduct notice over Ms Dhu death, inquest told

Posted December 03, 2015 15:10:49 A police officer who was accountable for an Aboriginal lady who died in custody in WA’s Pilbara was given the second highest misconduct notice for her behaviour, an inquest has been told. Ms Dhu, 22, died in August final year right after visiting the Hedland Health Campus three instances in…


‘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…


Machete-wielding man attacked passing motorists in rampage, ACT court told

Updated November 27, 2015 16:43:28 Map: Belconnen 2617 A Canberra man who climbed into a passing vehicle, held a machete to a woman’s throat and reduce her, has pleaded guilty to nine charges in the ACT Magistrates Court. Imran Hakimi, 32, was arrested earlier this month right after an attack in which two folks had…


Man on trial over death of housemate guarded in weeks after offence, court told

Posted November 26, 2015 22:59:08 A psychiatric registrar has told a Canberra court that a man on trial for killing his former housemate had been guarded and uncomfortable in the course of a consultation in the weeks right after the offence. Christopher Navin, 29, is on trial for killing Nicholas Sofer-Schreiber in his Lyneham house…


Kamitsis ‘ingratiating herself’ with senior police at expense of NT taxpayers, court told

By Felicity James Posted November 26, 2015 23:10:48 The former chairwoman of NT Crime Stoppers, Alexandra ‘Xana’ Kamitsis, has been “ingratiating herself” with senior police officers at the expense of Northern Territory taxpayers, a court has been told. Crown prosecutor David Morters has alleged Kamitsis, through her organization Latitude Travel, submitted fraudulent invoices to a…


Kamitsis has ‘no case to answer’ on stealing charges, court told

Posted November 26, 2015 13:25:14 Darwin travel agent Alexandra ‘Xana’ Kamitsis has “no case to answer” in relation to 17 stealing charges, a judge has told a Northern Territory court. Kamitsis, through her travel agency business Latitude Travel, had been accused of rorting a NT Overall health Division pensioner travel concession scheme, which provides travel…