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Christopher Knaus

Christopher Knaus is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

Eastman trial prosecutor admits in court information should have been passed to defence team

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Christopher Knaus The prosecutor who led the trial against David Harold Eastman has admitted information raising questions of a crucial forensic expert should have been handed to the accused killer's defence team.

Canberra Hospital mistakes that led to death pose no ongoing risk: coroner

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Christopher Knaus Mistakes that left a dialysis patient brain dead at the Canberra Hospital do not pose an ongoing risk to public safety, the ACT coroner has found.

David Anthony O'Brien pleads guilty to drug trafficking in ACT Supreme Court

Christopher Knaus A man who trapped, drugged and bashed his girlfriend in her bedroom has pleaded guilty to hiding almost a kilogram of cocaine and $40,000 cash under his neighbour's home.

Man stabbed victim in the back at Belconnen bus interchange

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Christopher Knaus A man has been found guilty of repeatedly stabbing a victim in the back at a busy bus interchange in Canberra's north last year.

Accused bikie is given bail

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Christopher Knaus A Canberra bikie accused of bashing and threatening to kill a man over a $16,000 repair bill for a motorbike has been released on bail.

No suggestion fatal bike crash was deliberate

A cyclist has serious injuries after a crash on the corner of Ainslie Avenue and Doonkuna Street.

Christopher Knaus Police say there is nothing to suggest a private security car was searching for a cyclist who had been accused of lighting fires in the area two weeks before the pair fatally collided.

Baby-snatch accused pleads not guilty

Christopher Knaus A man has pleaded not guilty to snatching a seven-month-old baby boy while stealing his mother’s car in Canberra last week.

No jail for 19yo 'boy's boy' who engaged in sex acts with girl from church group

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Christopher Knaus A 19-year-old who engaged in sexual acts with a 16-year-old he met at Canberra church youth group has avoided a prison sentence.

Victor Carnovale involved in fatal accident seen lighting fires in same area: Police

A cyclist has serious injuries after a crash on the corner of Ainslie Avenue and Doonkuna Street.

Christopher Knaus A cyclist who died after a crash with a private security car was caught by police riding around the same neighbourhood lighting fires just two weeks earlier.

Eastman 'not driven mad by surveillance': head investigator

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The Canberra Times
25 February 2014
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Christopher Knaus The head of the Winchester investigation says his sergeant ''seized an opportunity'' when he used an unrelated arrest of David Eastman to interrogate him over the murder in the absence of a lawyer.

Man stabbed at Belconnen bus interchange

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Christopher Knaus A man who was allegedly stabbed six times in the back at the Belconnen bus interchange says he felt like he was ''bleeding out''.

Indigenous artist Dennis Nona jailed over rape

Dennis Nona has been sentenced to over 7 years in jail for sex counts.

Christopher Knaus For more than 18 unblemished years, Dennis Nona was a star of the indigenous art world.

Eastman prosecutors 'knew of probe'

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Rick Ninness Head of the Eastman investigation leaves the Law Courts of the ACT
The Canberra Times
25 February 2014
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Christopher Knaus The head detective on the Winchester case has denied his team had an ‘‘understanding’’ not to tell prosecutors that their key forensic witness was embroiled in an internal Victorian police...

Debate over coronial reforms, fewer inquests

Christopher Knaus Reforms designed to cut the number of deaths investigated by the ACT coroner will be debated this week.

Blitz set to hit Supreme Court backlog

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Christopher Knaus The second ''blitz'' on the backlog of criminal cases in the Supreme Court is set to start on Monday.

Horse paddock fire deemed suspicious

Christopher Knaus A small grass fire that burnt through a horse paddock in Macarthur on Saturday night is being treated as suspicious.

Motorbike rider killed near Jindabyne

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Christopher Knaus A motorcyclist was killed after losing control of his bike on a road just south of Cooma on Saturday.

Driver gets $725,000 for work injury causing erectile dysfunction

Christopher Knaus A truck driver who developed marriage-destroying erectile dysfunction after injuring his back carrying up to 40 kilograms of timber has won a $725,000 payout.

Momentum builds for separate bail court in Canberra

Christopher Knaus The ACT's Chief Magistrate is considering setting up a dedicated bail court.

Forensic expert at David Eastman trial was a self-declared 'police witness'

David Eastmen under arrest for the murder of Colin Winchester.

Christopher Knaus The key forensic expert who produced damning evidence against David Harold Eastman was secretly recorded assuring a senior detective he was a ''police witness''.