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Michael Inman is a courts reporter for The Canberra Times

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

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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.

Mandatory drug and alcohol testing on work sites floated by union

CFMEU

Michael Inman The new policy would prioritise workers' rehabilitation, and keep their jobs for when they returned.

Accused Golden Mile killer sang a hit by the Beatles after his arrest

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

Michael Inman The accused Golden Mile killer sang a hit by the Beatles to police in the hours after he allegedly murdered his elderly neighbour.

Luigi Costa Golden Mile murder trial begins in the ACT Supreme Court

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

Michael Inman Does accused killer Luigi Costa have dementia? An ACT Supreme Court jury has been asked to decide if he is not guilty by way of mental impairment at his trial for the alleged murder of his neighbour...

'The police do not exist for me': diplomat to his estranged wife

International flags fly in Canberra at sunset.

Michael Inman and John Thistleton A Canberra-based diplomat allegedly boasted he was untouchable by police after he threatened to kill he estranged wife, a court has heard.

Inaugural Walk For Tara against domestic violence attracts thousands

Jewles Woodhouse, of Toora Women's House, at the fundraising walk at Lake Burley Griffin in honour of Tara Costigan.

Michael Inman Tara Costigan’s family have urged Canberrans to keep their “voices loud” against domestic violence so others would not have to suffer as they have.

Assault charge dismissed against man acquitted of strangling partner

Michael Inman A Canberra man acquitted of choking and threatening to kill his partner has been cleared of an assault charge against the same woman.

Canberra man acquitted of choking and threatening to kill his partner after birthday party celebration

David Christopher Laipato, 27, is on trial in the ACT Supreme Court accused of choking a woman and threatening to kill her.

Michael Inman A Canberra man has been acquitted of choking and threatening to kill his partner.

Prison drug ring accused committed for trial

Michael Inman Four alleged members of a jail drug ring have been committed to stand trial in the ACT Supreme Court.

Accused strangler "danced like a fairy" after choking victim, court hears

Michael Inman A Canberra man accused of choking and threatening to kill his partner “danced like fairy” afterwards, a court has heard.