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Michael Inman is a courts reporter for The Canberra Times

Drug smuggler's jail sentence cut

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Michael Inman A drug smuggler who tried to import cocaine secreted inside a DVD player has had a year shaved off his jail sentence on appeal.

Police make case at committal of accused murderer of Nicholas Sofer-Schreiber

Nicholas Sofer-Schreiber, left, and murder accused Christopher Navin.

Michael Inman A Watson man charged with the stabbing murder of his old school friend argued with the victim about money and repeatedly tried to contact him in the days before the stabbing, police say.

Burglars jailed after looting cancer patient's home

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Michael Inman Two men who looted the home of a cancer patient while he was in Sydney for surgery have been jailed.

John Papalii pleads guilty to supermarket robbery

West Belconnen Warriors forward John Papalii.

Michael Inman John Papalii has pleaded guilty to robbing and attempting to rob two Canberra supermarkets in December.

Used car dealer ordered to pay $4600 for repairs to lemon

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Michael Inman A southside used-car business has been ordered to pay a customer $4630 after it sold her a lemon.

Florey man charged with Miodrag Gagic New Year's Day murder

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Michael Inman A Florey man has appeared in court, charged with the murder of a man in Phillip on New Year's Day.

Priest pleads to offences against children

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Michael Inman A former Canberra Catholic priest has pleaded guilty to historical acts of indecency on young boys in Sydney the 1960s.

Violent home invader gets suspended sentence

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Michael Inman Peter Baldini was high and out to prove himself to friends when he went to a Mawson home to steal drugs in 2012.

Dickson man threatened police, possessed a silencer, court hears

Michael Inman A Dickson man accused of stalking and threatening to kill police has been charged with possessing a gun silencer.

Fugitive flees without paying prostitute, plans to fight charges

Michael Inman A Canberra fugitive who failed to pay a prostitute for sex has been granted bail so he can fight rape charges.

Drugs allegedly posted to Chinese tourist in Canberra

Michael Inman A Chinese tourist accused of collecting drugs posted from Hong Kong has paid $50,000 to be released on bail.

Zimbabwe ambassador Jacqueline Zwambila claims staff sabotaged her

Zimbabwe Ambassador Jacqueline Zwambila.

Michael Inman Jacqueline Zwambila says pro-Mugabe officials actively disrupted the country's diplomatic mission in Canberra in a campaign to undermine her as ambassador.

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Addict accused of smashing up southside methadone clinic

Michael Inman A Waramanga woman accused of smashing up a southside methadone clinic after it refused to give her takeaway medication has appeared in court for breaching her bail conditions.

Doctor accused of indecent acts files for bankruptcy

Michael Inman A Canberra doctor accused of fondling a patient has filed for bankruptcy and is living off the public purse, a court has heard.

Woden burglar likened raid to Simpsons episode

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Michael Inman A north coast woman who likened a late night raid at Westfield Woden to an episode of The Simpsons has avoided time behind bars.

Man linked to killing taken off the streets

Christopher Knaus and Michael Inman A man linked to the killing of a Phillip cannabis dealer on New Year's Day has been taken off the streets.

Farmers' markets back on the menu for Canberra shoppers

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Michael Inman Fresh locally grown food is back on the menu after the territory's three farmers' markets rebooted on the weekend.

Alleged drug parcel recipient out on bail

Michael Inman A Franklin man accused of receiving drugs in the post has been granted bail.

Man held over laptop theft has long record

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Michael Inman A man accused of robbing a pub patron while armed with a screwdriver was wanted by police, a court has heard.

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.