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Michael Inman is a courts reporter for The Canberra Times

Eastman's fight for justice just begun: campaigner

Michael Inman Another man wrongly convicted as a killer has warned that David Harold Eastman’s fight for justice has only just started.

Released: David Eastman's murder conviction quashed after two decades

David Eastman, obscured, leaves prison.

Christopher Knaus and Michael Inman It took him 19 years and millions in taxpayers's money, but on Friday David Eastman had his murder conviction quashed.

Colin Winchester's family 'strong enough' for second David Eastman trial

Victims of Crime Commissioner John Hinchey.

Michael Inman The family of Colin Winchester say they’re strong enough to endure a second murder trial of David Harold Eastman.

David Eastman released from prison after conviction quashed

David Eastman will walk from prison more than 19 years after he was taken into custody.

Christopher Knaus and Michael Inman David Eastman's conviction has been quashed and he could soon walk from prison a free man after serving more than 19 years of a life sentence.

One-punch attacker escapes full-time jail after fracturing victim's skull

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Michael Inman Teen who fractured man's skull in one-punch assault had two previous convictions for violence.

Duntroon cadet alleged to have raped woman on Anzac Day


Christopher Knaus and Michael Inman A young Duntroon student allegedly choked and raped a fellow cadet on ANZAC Day in yet another disturbing revelation of abuse within the Australian Defence Force.

Suspended sentence for road rage assault

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Michael Inman Two men have who assaulted a man after following him to his northside home in a road rage attack will have a suspended jail sentence hanging over their heads for the next year.

Violent home invader found guilty

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Michael Inman A Canberra man has been found guilty of a violent home invasion sparked by a dispute over a pair of shoes.

Home invasion allegedly sparked by shoes


Michael Inman The jury in a violent home invasion trial where two people were beaten with a baseball bat will resume deliberating on Wednesday morning.

Barlens Hire fined $37,500 over art show collapse that injured seven

Several people were injured when panels holding artworks collapsed at the Hyatt Hotel in March 2012.

Michael Inman A Canberra event hire business has been fined more than $37,500 after seven people were injured when more than 100 panels collapsed at an art show.

ACT government rejects mandatory minimum sentences for serial child predators

Michael Inman ACT Court of Appeal asked to increase jail sentence of serial child sex offender Shane Williams

Drug smuggler's jail sentence cut


Michael Inman A drug smuggler who tried to import cocaine secreted inside a DVD player has had a year shaved off his jail sentence on appeal.

November start for Parliament House pay parking

The new parking ticket machines.

Michael Inman Visitors to Parliament House will be forced to pay for parking from November.

Conviction for assault on Irish tourist overturned

Daniel Byrne outside court at an appearance last year.

Michael Inman A Canberra court has overturned the conviction of a Canberra man who punched a drunk Irish tourist in an early morning assault in Civic, leaving him with a serious brain injury.

Hoddle Street shooter Julian Knight claims compensation as a victim of crime

A photo from the scene of the shootings in Hoddle Street, Clifton Hill, in 1987.

Michael Inman Victorian mass killer Julian Knight could broaden his lawsuit against the Commonwealth over injuries he allegedly suffered during bastardisation at Duntroon.

'Sleep with me or I will get you,' says Canberra man to his ex-partner


Michael Inman A Canberra man who pointed an axe at his former partner and told her she would “get it” has been jailed.

Police make case at committal of accused murderer of Nicholas Sofer-Schreiber

Nicholas Sofer-Schreiber, left, and murder accused Christopher Navin.

Michael Inman A Watson man charged with the stabbing murder of his old school friend argued with the victim about money and repeatedly tried to contact him in the days before the stabbing, police say.

Friend found murder victim after she failed to turn up for appointments

Michael Inman Friends of Paula Conlon suspected something amiss when she missed a number of appointments.

ACTION bus driver made sexual gestures at school girls

Michael Inman ACTION bus driver made sexual gestures and comments to school girls while driving them home.

Husband of murder victim saw bruises, court hears

Michael Inman Paula Conlon’s estranged husband warned her not to spent time with people who would hurt her, a court has heard.