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Christopher Knaus

Christopher Knaus is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

Jury begins deliberating over alleged stabbing murder

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

Director of Public Prosecutions told to speed up plans for potential David Eastman retrial

It's still unclear if David Eastman will face a retrial.

Christopher Knaus The Director of Public Prosecutions has been warned he has little over a month before he will need to explain his plans for a potential retrial of David Eastman.

Man convicted 20 years after abusing step-daughter loses bid to have sentence reduced

Christopher Knaus A child molester who was convicted after a 20-year delay has lost a bid to have his sentence reduced for abusing his step-daughter.

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.

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...

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.

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.

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 '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,...

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.

Mafia links to Colin Winchester's murder may be investigated before any retrial of David Eastman

Christopher Knaus Police may be forced to properly investigate secret new claims of Mafia involvement in the assassination of Colin Stanley Winchester before prosecutors can push ahead with a retrial of David Eastman.

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.

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.

Judges slam AFP for failure to investigate new mafia claims

Federal Police Commissioner Colin Winchester was shot outside his home in 1989.

Christopher Knaus Police have failed to seriously or impartially investigate new claims of mafia involvement in the assassination of Colin Stanley Winchester, a court has found.

Inmates disciplined over YouTube prison fight at Alexander Maconochie Centre

A screenshot of the fight on YouTube.

Christopher Knaus Canberra inmates involved in a prison fight placed on YouTube have been internally disciplined but are unlikely to face criminal charges.

Released: David Eastman's murder conviction quashed after two decades

David Eastman, obscured, leaves prison.

Christopher Knaus and Michael Inman It took him 19 years and millions in taxpayers's money, but on Friday David Eastman had his murder conviction quashed.

A true David Eastman fight, right to the end

arrister, Shane Gill, outside the ACT Supreme Court after Mr
Eastman's conviction was quashed.

Christopher Knaus It was a fight in true David Eastman style, right to the end.

Forensic flaws from case against David Eastman case should have been uncovered 17 years ago

David Eastman's lawyer Bernard Collaery in 2012.

Christopher Knaus Appeal lawyer fought to have forensic evidence scrutinised way back in 1997.

Eastman prosecutor says his team 'did their best' at lengthy trial

John Ibbotson enters the Coroners court in 1992.

Christopher Knaus Prosecutor who helped run case against David Eastman said his team left no stone unturned in the 1995 murder trial.

A car park and a fist fight; where it all began for David Eastman

David Harold Eastman shortly after his arrest in 1992.

Christopher Knaus A neighbourly fight over a car park, of all things, set David Eastman on the fateful path to life behind bars.