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Michael Inman is a courts reporter for The Canberra Times

Owner could not remember last time he took neglected dog to the vet

Court

Michael Inman A Canberra dog was so badly neglected that a vet had to remove all of its teeth, a court hears.

Brain scans of accused killer showed no dementia, trial hears

The Mugga Way home where Terrence Freebody was allegedly murdered.

Michael Inman Brain scans of accused killer Luigi Costa showed no abnormalities normally associated with dementia, a court has heard.

Accused Gordon wife killer pleads not guilty to murder

The house in Gordon where a mother of three was found with critical head injuries and stab wounds in March.

Michael Inman A Gordon man has pleaded not guilty to murdering his wife last month.

Spike in phone seizures at Canberra jail

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Michael Inman Authorities have seized 48 illicit mobile phones from inmates at Canberra jail over the past 20 months.

Staff veto of jail needle exchange program unacceptable, say drug-user advocates

A tiny cap of heroin.

Michael Inman Drug-user advocates say it is unacceptable that prison staff could veto plans for a needle and syringe exchange program at Canberra jail.

Domestic violence law reforms a 'knee-jerk reaction', Canberra defence lawyers say

Megan Gorrey and Michael Inman Bolstered domestic violence laws have been welcomed by victims of crime advocates while acknowledging there was more work to be done.

Accused killer's business affairs in disarray: son

The Mugga Way home where Terrence Freebody was allegedly murdered.

Michael Inman Accused killer Luigi Costa went from a controlling and methodical man to disorganised and careless, according to his son.

ANU student acquitted of raping fellow resident

Michael Inman A university student has been acquitted of raping a fellow resident at a Canberra on-campus dormitory

Messages between accused ANU rapist and alleged victim show 'normal' fling: defence

Michael Inman A man accused of raping a woman in his room has denied the charge.

Golden Mile trial: Accused killer had victim's blood on his hands

Michael Inman The blood of a murder victim was found on the hands and clothes of his alleged killer, a court has heard.

Some charges dropped against Catholic priest Father Edward Evans accused of molesting young girl

Father Edward Evans, who is on trial for allegedly sexually abusing a young girl in Canberra.

Michael Inman A former Catholic priest has been acquitted of molesting a young girl in the kitchen of his Braddon home.

Alleged ANU rape victim's version of events contradicted by residential advisor

Scales of justice

Michael Inman Evidence from a residential advisor at an Australian National University dormitory has contradicted the version of events of a student who alleges she was raped in an on-campus room.

Catholic priest told police alleged victim looking for love

Father Edward Evans, who is on trial for allegedly sexually abusing a young girl in Canberra.

Michael Inman A former Catholic priest accused of molesting a friend's daughter told police the girl was always looking for love.

Canberra lawyer found guilty of unsatisfactory professional conduct

Courts

Michael Inman A Canberra lawyer who witnessed documents in a clients absence has been found guilty of unsatisfactory professional conduct.

ANU student allegedly raped in dorm room after pub crawl

Lewis Todd Meegan, 23, is on trial in the ACT Supreme Court on charges of sexual intercourse without consent. He has pleaded not guilty.

Michael Inman A Canberra student allegedly raped by a fellow resident at an on-campus dormitory had a casual sexual relationship with the man in the weeks after, a trial has heard.

Catholic priest admitted touching girl on bottom, trial is told

Michael Inman A former Catholic priest accused of molesting a young girl admitted touching her bottom to diocese officials, trial hears.

Experts split on alleged killer's dementia diagnosis

Michael Inman Experts are split on whether accused killer Luigi Costa suffers from dementia.

Canberra cook who hurt his back lifting meatloaf has compensation cut

A former Canberra hospital worker's claim for ongoing compensation for a back injury has been dismissed.

Michael Inman A former Canberra Hospital cook who injured his back lifting a mixing bowl full of meatloaf has had his compensation cut.

Terrence Freebody died of blood loss from multiple wounds, court hears

A home in Canberra's Mugga Way, where an alleged murder took place in 2012, is on the market.

Michael Inman Murder victim Terrence Freebody bled to death from multiple knife wounds on the dining room floor of his neighbour's Red Hill home, trial hears.

ACT Government introduces changed courts legislation despite opposition from legal profession

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

Michael Inman Backlogs in the courts could become a thing of the past, but the justice system will be undermined after changes to the ACT's trial process, a peak legal body says.