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Michael Inman is a courts reporter for The Canberra Times

Letter bomber awarded $415,000 workers comp

Colin George Dunstan

Michael Inman Convicted tax office letter bomber Colin George Dunstan has been awarded more than $415,000 in workers compensation.

Man threatened to shoot woman in head during video store hold-up

Michael Inman A Palmerston man pointed a handgun at a northside video store employee and threatened to shoot her in the head if she did not give him $50 notes, a court has heard.

Jail time suspended for Wanniassa offender in unprovoked assault

Michael Inman A man suffered a broken arm and jaw after an argument about noise at a southside public housing block, a court has heard.

Man jailed for 28 months for assault of jewellery theft

Michael Inman A Watson man who accused a friend of thinking he was ''so bling'' before he stole more than $14,000 in gold jewellery from him has been jailed.

Thomas Robins acquitted of culpable driving

Michael Inman A Macgregor man has been acquitted of culpable driving for a crash that claimed the life of his friend.

Man acquitted of culpable driving in crash that killed his friend

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Michael Inman A Macgregor man has been acquitted of culpable driving for a crash that claimed the life of his friend.

Jury out on mate's drink-drive fatality

Michael Inman A jury is deliberating in the case of a Macgregor man accused of killing his friend in a car accident after a night spent drinking.

Man who stole car with baby inside committed for sentence

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Kristen, Patrick and 7 month old Morrison, thank police for their help after Morrison was taken in a car theft yesterday.
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Michael Inman A man who stole a car with a baby inside in Canberra's north earlier this year has been committed for sentence to the ACT Supreme Court.

Fright freeze precedent will change consent in ACT rape trials

Stalking - a stalker

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Michael Inman Evidence that a rape victim 'froze' during her attack has been used to secure a conviction for the first time in the ACT.

Court told drinking preceded fatal crash

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Michael Inman A Macgregor man accused of killing his friend in a crash had been drinking at a party shortly before the accident, a court has heard.

Gordon man acquitted of raping neighbour's girlfriend

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Michael Inman A Gordon man has been acquitted of raping a woman he encountered after she had run away from an argument with her boyfriend.

Paramedics cannot force treatment: court

Michael Inman A Canberra court has found paramedics have no authority to force people to receive medical treatment.

ACT Bar Association calls for investigation in Supreme Court blitz

Michael Inman Money spent on the ''blitz'' on criminal cases in the ACT Supreme Court could be better spent on a fifth judge, a peak legal body says.

DPP drops charges against two Canberra men acquitted of rape

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Michael Inman Prosecutors have dropped charges against two Canberra men recently acquitted of rape.

Surgeon sued over woman's 'near death'

Michael Inman A Canberra woman is suing her surgeon, claiming she almost bled to death during an operation.

Burglar stole, vandalised baby toys and clothes

Michael Inman Burglar vandalised and stole baby toys and clothes from a heavily pregnant woman.

Jail time for terrorising, threatening to kill ex-partner

Michael Inman A Young man who bought his ex-partner flowers to apologise after tying her up and threatening to kill her in the bush will spend the rest of the year behind bars.

Brothers 4 Life gang member pleads guilty to restaurant gun charge in Griffith

Michael Inman A member of violent Sydney gang Brothers 4 Life has pleaded guilty to pulling a gun on a patron at a busy Griffith restaurant.

DIY fraudster Nicholas Oettinger avoids conviction

Michael Inman and Christopher Knaus A former Canberra man who attempted to defraud an insurance company over a do-it-yourself kitchen repair has avoided conviction.

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.