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Christopher Knaus

Christopher Knaus is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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,...

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

Police commissioner Tony Negus.

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.

AFP denies favouritism for son of Commissioner Tony Negus

Christopher Knaus Federal Police have denied claims the son of Commissioner Tony Negus was given special treatment.

Hemp-seed muesli led to ACT drug-driving charge: Laws under fire

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Christopher Knaus A senior public servant who ate a breakfast muesli containing hemp seeds was dragged through a nine-month court battle over a drug-driving charge.

Hotheaded Skywhale gets heart of glass

Christopher Knaus The many-breasted, much-maligned Skywhale was put to the flame on Saturday.

No further jail for yacht club burglar after stint in rehab

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Christopher Knaus A man who used a sledgehammer to smash his way into the Canberra Yacht Club to steal an empty safe has managed to turn his life around and will spend no more time in prison.

David Eastman murder inquiry begins

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Christopher Knaus A mental health report that may have been seen by David Harold Eastman’s trial judge included information suggesting the judge could be the target of a planned ‘‘homicidal attack’’, an inquiry has...

Stuart Flats shooter allowed out of jail to be with dying father

Christopher Knaus A man who fired a sawn-off shotgun through the window of a Stuart Flats unit has been allowed time out of prison to be with his dying father.

Former policeman denies harassing surveillance on David Eastman

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Christopher Knaus A former police officer has denied knowledge of surveillance teams harassing David Eastman to exacerbate his paranoia and induce a confession as they investigated the killing of the ACT's police...