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Christopher Knaus

Christopher Knaus is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

New Year's Day murder accused pleads not guilty

Balancing deals with consumer rights: the ACCC is on Spreets' case.

Christopher Knaus The man accused of bashing Canberra grandfather Miodrag Gajic to death on New Year's Day has pleaded not guilty to murder.

King O'Malley's, ACT police sued by patron after being manhandled and arrested

A pub patron is suing King O'Malley's and ACT police after being manhandled as he was thrown out of the Civic nightspot.

Christopher Knaus A reveller who was manhandled as he was thrown out of a Civic venue is suing a pub and ACT police over his alleged mistreatment.

Man who shot guard during Mawson robbery fails in appeal


Christopher Knaus A man who blasted a security guard with a shotgun during a $151,000 armed robbery outside the Mawson Club has lost a bid to clear his name.

Claims accused denies 'drowning in debt' before suspicious house fire


Christopher Knaus A Kambah woman says she was not "drowning in debt" when her house burnt down in suspicious circumstances.

Labor minister Joy Burch's son charged over armed robbery

Facing charges: Lloyd Edwin Burch leaves the ACT Supreme Court on Wednesday.

Christopher Knaus Lloyd Edwin Burch drank two litres of beer before entering an Ali Baba store armed with a knife.

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’’.

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.

Chapman home searched in Phillip homicide probe

Murdered Phillip man Miodrag Gajic, 71.

Christopher Knaus An elderly man murdered in his Phillip unit has been remembered as a kind-hearted, funny, and devoted family man.

Police reveal suspect in Phillip murder investigation

Danny Klobucar exits the ACT Magistrates Court.

Christopher Knaus The identity of a suspect in the brutal killing of an elderly Phillip man on New Year's Day has been revealed in court.

Robber who shot van guard in face appeals

Christopher Knaus A man who shot a guard during an armed robbery of an armoured van in 2004 is appealing against his conviction.

Smugglers jailed after cocaine found in DVD player

Scales of Justice outside the District Court in Brisbane.

Christopher Knaus Two drug smugglers who tried to import cocaine into Australia inside a DVD player have been sentenced to time behind bars.

Firefighters demand move over 'trauma' of ACT triple-0 calls

ACT firefighters use some of the new training facilities.

Christopher Knaus Firefighters in the ACT's triple-0 call centre demanded to be moved because they fear overhearing traumatic conversations involving their ambulance counterparts is damaging their mental health.

Accessory to shooting escapes further jail time


Christopher Knaus A man will not serve further jail time over his role in helping a gunman escape the scene of a fatal shooting at Hughes Shops.

Monash fire accused loses latest bid for bail

Scales of Justice outside the District Court in Brisbane.

Christopher Knaus A man accused of setting fire to his ex-partner’s Monash home while on bail for serious offences linked to a 2010 shooting at the Hughes shops has lost his latest bid for release.

Man acquitted of murdering mother because of mental impairment


Christopher Knaus A mentally ill Canberra man who strangled his mother to death, believing she was possessed by the devil, has been found not guilty because of mental impairment.

Jilted lover avoids jail for 'cowardly' bashing


Christopher Knaus A man who bashed his ex-girlfriend's new lover so severely that he required plates in his face has avoided jail time.

Man suspected of firing shot through Curtin home's door

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Christopher Knaus A man suspected of shooting a bullet through a drug dealer’s door during an attempted burglary has been denied bail, after the courts ruled he was a threat to public safety.

Army sergeant rape-accused goes on trial

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Christopher Knaus An Army sergeant accused of raping a woman in her Civic hotel room while telling her to "stop f---ing crying" has gone on trial in the ACT Supreme Court.

Army sergeant found guilty of raping woman in Canberra hotel

Geoffrey William Joyce leaves the Magistrate's Court.

Christopher Knaus An army sergeant has been found guilty of raping a woman in her Canberra hotel room after a night out in Civic last year.

John Papalii drank two cases of beer before alleged robberies, court is told

John Papalii, left, and brother Josh Papalii.

Christopher Knaus John Papalii drank two cases of beer in the 24 hour period during which he allegedly robbed and attempted to rob two Canberra supermarkets last week, a court has heard.