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Michael Inman is a courts reporter for The Canberra Times

Killer known to victim in Phillip New Year's Day murder

News.  ACT Policing have covered the rear courtyard of a property in Phillip as they investigate a murder at Mansfield Place in Phillip. 2 January 2014. Canberra Times photograph by Jeffrey Chan.

Christopher Knaus and Michael Inman Police believe the killer responsible for the New Year's Day murder in Phillip was known to his victim and stole his mobile phone, using it to make calls after the attack.

Weapons drawn as man rushed police, ACT Magistrates Court told

Michael Inman Police were forced to draw guns after a man allegedly threatened them with an incendiary device, a court has heard.

Two to stand trial in ACT Supreme Court on abduction, rape

Michael Inman Two men alleged to have used social media to abduct and rape a woman have been committed to stand trial in the ACT Supreme Court.

Jailed paedophile charged with plotting from prison to kill victims

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Michael Inman A convicted Canberra paedophile accused of plotting to kill his victims from behind bars has been committed to stand trial in the ACT Supreme Court.

Refugee woman's complaint rejected

Michael Inman A woman who claimed she was being watched by spies has had her latest complaint against the Canberra Institute of Technology thrown out.

Ex-sailor's pension rejected after rape claim flaw

Michael Inman A former sailor who claimed he developed post-traumatic stress disorder after he was molested and raped by a senior officer has had his pension application rejected.

Accused arsonist linked to more Canberra fires

Michael Inman A homeless man who was burnt by a fire he allegedly started in Molonglo is under investigation over a further four fires, a court has heard.

Canberra custody battle judge says mother must return from Tasmania


Michael Inman A mother who secretly moved to Tasmania during a custody battle has been ordered to return to the mainland.

Friends of Lyneham murder victim urge anyone with information to come forward

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Michael Inman Friends of murder victim Nicholas Sofer-Schreiber have urged anyone with information about his death to come forward.

Libs back moves to quash gay convictions

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Michael Inman The Canberra Liberals have pledged to support any bid to quash historic gay sex convictions in the ACT.

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Witness who failed to give evidence jailed and fined

Michael Inman A witness who failed to give evidence at an ACT Supreme Court trial has been jailed and fined.

Farmers' markets back on the menu for Canberra shoppers


Michael Inman Fresh locally grown food is back on the menu after the territory's three farmers' markets rebooted on the weekend.

Shooting victim Jonathan Crowley pleads for help

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Michael Inman Jonathan Crowley's existence is as bleak as his tiny room in a Sydney care home.

ACT's first chief judge Russell Fox farewelled

Michael Inman The territory's first chief judge has been remembered as an exceptional legal mind as he was laid to rest on Friday.

Canberra priest Father Edward Evans, 84, faces fresh child abuse charges

Michael Inman A Canberra Catholic priest accused of molesting a child in the 1990s is set to face fresh child abuse charges, a court has heard.

Man linked to killing taken off the streets

Christopher Knaus and Michael Inman A man linked to the killing of a Phillip cannabis dealer on New Year's Day has been taken off the streets.

Pokie fraudster spared jail

Michael Inman A Canberra bureaucrat who gambled $25,000 of Commonwealth money will not see the inside of jail cell.

Woden burglar likened raid to Simpsons episode

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Michael Inman A north coast woman who likened a late night raid at Westfield Woden to an episode of The Simpsons has avoided time behind bars.

Forensics finish up at Canberra murder scenes

Gianni Ciaccia from Lyneham in front of his home he is neighbour to murder victim Nicholas Sofer- Schreiber.

Michael Inman Police have finalised their crime scene investigations as the hunt continues for the killers of two Canberra men.

Doctor accused of indecent acts files for bankruptcy

Michael Inman A Canberra doctor accused of fondling a patient has filed for bankruptcy and is living off the public purse, a court has heard.