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Christopher Knaus

Christopher Knaus is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

Jury to decide whether father and son acted in self-defence

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Christopher Knaus A father and son claim they made citizen's arrests when they beat and bound two youths outside their home.

Father, son used baseball bat, gun, cable ties in self-defence, lawyers argue

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Christopher Knaus A father and son were defending themselves and their family home when they used a baseball bat, an unloaded gun and cable ties against aggressive youths, their lawyers argued.

Teenager denied bail after throwing drugs into the Alexander Maconochie Centre

The Alexander Maconochie Centre.

Christopher Knaus and Henry Belot A teenager who allegedly threw drugs over the fence of the ACT's prison on Monday morning has tried to break in to the Alexander Maconochie Centre in the past, a court has heard.

Cut on hand from push-ups near broken glass, murder accused claims

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Christopher Knaus A man accused of stabbing his girlfriend to death in her Macgregor home told forensic officers that a cut on his hand came from doing push-ups near broken glass, a court has heard.

Passenger in drunken crash contributed to his own injury: court

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Christopher Knaus A passenger hurt in a car crash after allowing his drunk friend to get behind the wheel contributed to his own injuries, an appeal court has confirmed.

Aleksander Vojneski 'used cycle of violence' before girlfriend's murder

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Christopher Knaus Aleksander Vojneski used a recurring cycle of violence, break-ups, threats of self-harm, and reconciliation with his girlfriend in the tumultuous final six months before her violent murder,...

Drug dealer's "tragic" words to Aleksander Vojneski catalyst for murder, Crown says

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Christopher Knaus A drug dealer’s “tragic choice of words” to Aleksander Vojneski as he desperately searched for ice were a catalyst for him stabbing his partner to death, prosecutors say.

Aleksander Vojneski's lawyer questions evidence in murder trial

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Christopher Knaus A blood smear found on a bottle of hand sanitiser buried in a handbag cannot be explained in the murder theory against Aleksander Vojneski, defence lawyers say.

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...

Mental impairment being investigated in Lyneham murder case

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Christopher Knaus Mental impairment is being investigated as a potential issue in the stabbing murder of a man in Lyneham late last year.

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.

Jury begins deliberating over alleged stabbing murder

Christopher Knaus A jury has begun deliberations over the stabbing murder of mother of three Paula Conlon.

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.

Belconnen library child molester to serve extra three years minimum jail

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Christopher Knaus Prosecutors successfully appeal sentence of man who molested a three-year-old girl in Belconnen library.

Harsher sentence for Belconnen library molester welcomed by child protection campaigners

Christopher Knaus A harsher sentence for a man who molested a three-year-old at the Belconnen Library has been welcomed by child protection campaigners.

Murder accused Aleksander Vojneski 'didn't seem right': brother

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Christopher Knaus The brother of Aleksander Vojneski says his sibling "didn't seem right mentally" and appeared delusional the weekend before he allegedly stabbed his girlfriend to death in her Macgregor home.

Man caught smearing faeces on play equipment in Belconnen park

The children's play area at John Knight Memorial Park.

Christopher Knaus A court has told a homeless man who smeared faeces on a Belconnen playground he should have used nearby McDonald's toilets or, in the ''worst-case scenario'', a bush.

Man linked to multimillion dollar cannabis haul dying behind bars

The potential street value of the drugs seized from the  properties is about $2,500,000.

Christopher Knaus A man linked to a multimillion dollar cannabis haul is dying from a liver tumour behind bars, a court has heard.

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.

ADFA cadet charged over two alleged sexual assaults

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Christopher Knaus An ADFA officer cadet will fight charges that he sexually assaulted two female officer cadets at night on two separate occasions.