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Christopher Knaus

Christopher Knaus is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

Man accused of threatening to kill police officer faces court


Christopher Knaus A Canberra man allegedly stalked police and told them to tell their sergeant that ‘‘if I see him out on the street, I’ll f---ing kill him’’.

Priest facing bigamy charges in ACT court

Alec Stevenson

Christopher Knaus Father Alec Stevenson thought he'd left his life in New Zealand behind when he walked out on his young wife and children and moved to Australia in 1970.

Bar talk a hot topic in Georgina Phelps' family

Georgina Phelps joins the other four lawyers in her immediate family.

Christopher Knaus Debates around the Phelps' dinner table are more lively than those in most families.

Man caught drink-driving three times in five hours

Police tape.

Christopher Knaus, Henry Belot A 30-year-old Crace man who was allegedly caught drink-driving on three separate occasions within five hours has faced court.

Taxi driver ran down man, dragged him 50m under car

Christopher Knaus A man who suffered horrific injuries after he was run down by an angry taxi driver thought ‘‘this is it’’ as his trapped body was dragged 50 metres along the road.

Push on light rail, mental health

Chief Minister Katy Gallagher has defended the delay in the government's response.

Christopher Knaus and Tom McIlroy High-priority construction projects such as a secure mental health unit and Canberra's light rail network will be fast tracked as the ACT government continues efforts to kick-start the building...

Eastman 'not driven mad by surveillance': head investigator

Rick Ninness Head of the Eastman investigation leaves the Law Courts of the ACT
The Canberra Times
25 February 2014
Photo Jay Cronan

Christopher Knaus The head of the Winchester investigation says his sergeant ''seized an opportunity'' when he used an unrelated arrest of David Eastman to interrogate him over the murder in the absence of a lawyer.

David Eastman conviction wrong, says former judge John Dee

Arrest of the Colin Winchester Eastman, shortly after his arrest in 1992.

Christopher Knaus A retired judge and former lawyer at the inquest into the death of the ACT's former police chief never believed there was enough evidence to convict David Harold Eastman of murder.

David Eastman inquiry: not enough evidence to convict, former prosecutor says

David Harold Eastman being arrested at his home.

Christopher Knaus A retired judge who formerly worked as a lawyer on the inquest into Colin Winchester's death does not believe there was enough evidence to convict David Eastman of murder.

Victor Carnovale involved in fatal accident seen lighting fires in same area: Police

A cyclist has serious injuries after a crash on the corner of Ainslie Avenue and Doonkuna Street.

Christopher Knaus A cyclist who died after a crash with a private security car was caught by police riding around the same neighbourhood lighting fires just two weeks earlier.

No suggestion fatal bike crash was deliberate

Christopher Knaus Police say there is nothing to suggest a private security car was searching for a cyclist who had been accused of lighting fires in the area two weeks before the pair fatally collided.

Man arrested over Lyneham murder of Nicholas Sofer-Schreiber

Nicholas Sofer-Schreiber.

Christopher Knaus Police have taken a 27-year-old man into custody in connection with the murder of Nicholas Sofer-Schreiber.

Tougher measures for alcohol violence 'very attractive'

Jeremy Hanson.

Christopher Knaus The ACT will consider parts of the NSW crackdown on alcohol-related violence.

Son's beaten face haunts mother, court told

120713 News Canberra Times photograph by Graham Tidy Generic photograph of the ACT Magistrates Court. 


Christopher Knaus The mother of a man king hit in Civic will never forget seeing her son's ''battered, bruised, and crushed'' face, a court has heard.

David Eastman displayed 'unbelieveable fury' about Colin Winchester

David Eastman

Christopher Knaus David Eastman’s doctor witnessed the convicted murderer display an ‘‘unbelievable’’ fury after he warned him against pushing assistant police commissioner Colin Winchester off his chair, an inquiry...

Serial child molester jailed for assaulting young girl in library

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Christopher Knaus A ‘‘despicable’’ child molester who sexually assaulted a three-year-old girl in a public library while her mother was just metres away has been sentenced to seven-and-a-half years in prison.

Turner residents fail in heritage list bid again

Christopher Knaus A bid to have parts of the suburb of Turner heritage listed has again failed, after a residents group lost their legal battle against the ACT Heritage Council.

Killer known to victim in Phillip New Year's Day murder

News.  ACT Policing have covered the rear courtyard of a property in Phillip as they investigate a murder at Mansfield Place in Phillip. 2 January 2014. Canberra Times photograph by Jeffrey Chan.

Christopher Knaus and Michael Inman Police believe the killer responsible for the New Year's Day murder in Phillip was known to his victim and stole his mobile phone, using it to make calls after the attack.

Canberrans test the water as hot weather continues

From Royalla (from left) Phoebe Thompson 11, Sarah Thompson 17, Hannah Ferguson 17 and Bree Sturdess 17 and Sam Quirke age 17 of Calwell, cooling off in the Murrumbidgee River.

Ben Westcott and Christopher Knaus Soaring temperatures have again sent Canberrans leaping, paddling, or splashing in whatever watery comfort the bush capital has to offer.

Jim Jefferies faces the zombie apocalypse in Civic

Christopher Knaus JIM JEFFERIES is here to bring Canberra back from the dead.