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Christopher Knaus

Christopher Knaus is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

Canberra drug trafficker's guilty plea ends trial

Megan Gorrey and Christopher Knaus A trial for a Dunlop man allegedly found with $234,000 of drug money in a toilet seat box on the back seat of his car has ended after he pleaded guilty to trafficking cannabis.

Judge reserves decision on mental impairment in Molotov cocktail case

Christopher Knaus Man will learn fate next month over molotov cocktail attack at the Brindabella Business Park.

Alleged killer of Daniela D'Addario also accused of sexual offences against her

Daniela D'Addario was allegedly murdered by her partner.

Christopher Knaus Man who allegedly killed Daniela D'Addario and drove her body to south coast charged with new sexual offences.

Youth justice conference told 'far too many' young Indigenous people in custody

Christopher Knaus "Far too many" young Indigenous people in justice system, conference told.

Man on trial for alleged Facebook sex deception


Christopher Knaus Canberra man used fake 'Tayla Edwards' Facebook profile to target seven teenagers, court hears.

Defence argues man suffered mental impairment when molotov cocktail burned police officer

Manisha Patel has been jailed for a minimum 18 years for the murder of her former lover's fiancee, Purvi Joshi

Christopher Knaus Man charged with bringing molotov cocktails to Canberra business precinct goes on trial.

Lawyers warn on effectiveness of alcohol interlocks fitted to Canberra cars

Christopher Knaus High costs and mandatory delays are hampering the effectiveness of the alcohol interlock scheme.

Outstanding driving charges against Kambah pursuit deceased dropped

Christopher Knaus Outstanding charges against the driver killed in the horror three-car crash on Drakeford Drive earlier this month have been dropped. 

Woman who attacked car before it fatally hit her friend has sentence reduced

Christopher Knaus Woman "suffers every day" since an incident that saw her friend fatally struck by a reversing car.

Inmate who was mistakenly given methadone allowed to continue civil case


Christopher Knaus Prisoner is suing government after he was accidentally fed methadone following a seizure.

Marcus Rappel to stand trial for axe murder of Tara Costigan

Tara Costigan died tragically earlier this year.

Christopher Knaus Court documents allege Canberra man accused of murder said 'if another girl slapped another DVO on me I will kill her'.

Medical intern policy racism row hits ACT Supreme Court

The ACT government is trying to remove a tribunal member who found its policy of preferring Australian-trained medical interns discriminates on the basis of race.

Christopher Knaus ACT government argues tribunal member who found its medical intern policy to be racist is trying to run 'test case'.

Former Malcolm Turnbull adviser to fight indecency, drugs charges at hearing next year

Stephen John Ellis pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Christopher Knaus and Michael inman Former Turnbull advisor set to face hearing on indecency, drugs charges next year.

Inquest: mother not given blood pressure medication in Calvary childbirth fatality

Dr Andrew Foote said he had never been told of Corrina Medway's catastrophic blood pressure reading,

Christopher Knaus Mother not given blood pressure medication before she died, despite 'catastrophic' reading and family history.

Josaia Vosikata to plead not guilty to murder of Daniela D'Addario

Josaia Vosikata will plead not guilty to the murder of Daniela D'Addario.

Christopher Knaus A man has indicated he will plead not guilty to murdering his girlfriend, putting her body in a car boot and driving to the coast earlier this year.

Woman injured in Drakeford Drive police pursuit crash gives birth

Felicity Jessop and her partner Tim Smith-Brown, who died in the crash.

Christopher Knaus and Katie Burgess Pregnant woman has given birth to a "miracle baby" while recovering from the accident that killed her partner

Accidentally released detainee recaptured interstate, government promises inquiry


Christopher Knaus Man who allegedly choked, bashed his girlfriend is recaptured after accidental release.

Speeding driver found guilty of culpable driving in fatal pedestrian crash

Christopher Knaus A speeding driver who had ice in his system when he hit and killed an elderly pedestrian has been found guilty of culpable driving. 

Man sentenced to nine months over near-fatal drunken punch

Victim Matt Pridham in Canberra Hospital after the attack.

Christopher Knaus A man has been sentenced to nine months behind bars for a drunken punch that left his victim fighting for his life.

Prosecutors call for a former diplomatic butler to be locked up over child pornography

Joshua Ferguson, 30, of Melbourne, arrives at the ACT Supreme Court accused of child pornography charges. 

3rd September 2015
Photo: Rohan Thomson
The Canberra Times

Christopher Knaus Prosecutors insist that a man being sentenced for accessing and sharing child pornography is not an "innocent led astray", and should face jail time.