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Christopher Knaus

Christopher Knaus is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

Justin Monfries loses appeal on sentence for hit-run outside Canberra Hospital

Christopher Knaus A drunk unlicensed driver has lost his appeal over the 13-year sentence handed down for his 2012 offences.

More delays in Ben Catanzariti construction death case

The Catanzariti family. Barney, Ben and Kay. Ben died in a construction accident in Kingston in 2012.

Christopher Knaus Company facing criminal charges over death of construction worker delays case, despite complaining of prosecution tardiness two weeks ago.

Catanzariti construction death: Prosecutors criticised over delays

Christopher Knaus Prosecutors have been criticised over their handling of the high-profile Ben Catanzariti construction death case.

AFP suppresses details of investigation into former commissioner's son

Christopher Knaus The Australian Federal Police have suppressed details of an investigation into the behaviour of former commissioner Tony Negus' son while he trained to become an ACT police officer.

AFP should not be let 'anywhere near' a new investigation of Winchester Mafia links, former judge says

Murdered: Former AFP assistant commissioner Colin Winchester.

Christopher Knaus The AFP was last week subjected to a blistering criticism for its failure to seriously and impartially investigate secret new information potentially linking the 'Ndrangheta to the 1989 killing of...

David Eastman case back before the court for first time since his release

David Eastman on his way to the ACT Supreme Court to face murder charges 20 years ago.

Christopher Knaus David Eastman faces the prospect of a retrial for the alleged 1989 assassination of ACT police chief Colin Stanley Winchester.

Man who went on violent rampage through ACT streets loses bid to reduce sentence

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Christopher Knaus Man who tried to steal car with child trapped inside loses bid to have sentence reduced.

Eastman 'holding up well' ahead of his judgment day on Friday

Is David Eastman about to spend his last night in prison?

Christopher Knaus David Eastman is in suspense but reportedly "holding up well" ahead of his day of judgment on Friday.

Trainee priest not liable for hitting earphone-wearing pedestrian in Red Hill

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Christopher Knaus A trainee priest was not to blame for crashing into a PhD graduate crossing a suburban street with earphones in his ears, a court has found.

The David Eastman inquiry explained

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Christopher Knaus 25 years after the murder he was convicted for took place David Harold Eastman will learn his fate.

Pain lingers for Colin Winchester's family, says Victims of Crime Commissioner John Hinchey

Shot: Colin Winchester was Assistant Commissioner of the Australian Federal Police when he was shot in his car in 1989.

Christopher Knaus In the midst of the Eastman inquiry fallout, a family still suffers.

Renovators face criminal charge for not removing asbestos

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Christopher Knaus A Canberra couple are facing criminal convictions for failing to completely remove asbestos during a major home renovation in Griffith.

The David Eastman inquiry explained

Legal challenge: David Eastman was convicted of killing Assistant Commissioner Colin Winchester.

Christopher Knaus 25 years ago two bullets, fired on a sleepy Deakin night, ended the age of innocence in Australia. Now an inquiry has recommended the man convicted of murdering the ACT's police chief walk free,...

Murder cases mark 2013 as a dark year in Canberra's courts

Christopher Knaus The ACT’s courts have witnessed a chilling series of murder cases in the past year, from the cold-blooded and calculated, to the indescribably brutal and gratuitous.

Police search finds death-related items

Christopher Knaus and Ben Westcott A police search of scrubland in Red Hill has uncovered items potentially linked to the killing of a cannabis dealer in Phillip on New Year's Day.

Phillip murder: Police search Red Hill bushland

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Christopher Knaus Police and emergency services have scoured bushland in Red Hill as their investigation into the killing of a Phillip cannabis dealer continues.

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.

Cop sacked over capsicum spray incident loses appeal

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Christopher Knaus A Canberra police officer sacked for using capsicum spray on a drunk man outside a Manuka nightclub has lost his unfair dismissal case.

Tony Negus's son quits police force amid speeding crash investigation

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Christopher Knaus Federal police commissioner Tony Negus's son has quit the ACT's police force while embroiled in an internal probe and an investigation into a motorbike crash linked with speeding.

ACT crime-rampage leader Christopher Slater seeks shorter jail term

Christopher Knaus A man who lunged at a victim with an axe and stole a car with a child still inside is fighting to have his sentence reduced.