Louise Hall

Louise Hall

Louise Hall is a Court Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Incest, paedophilia and homosexuality comments: inquiry into Judge Garry Neilson to be headed by colleague

Paul Bibby, Louise Hall The fate of a judge who compared incest and paedophilia to homosexuality is set to be decided by a three-member panel that includes his former District Court colleague.

Intellectually disabled man asks Supreme Court to set aside consorting conviction

Louise Hall Charlie Maxwell Forster was jailed as the first person convicted under the state's controversial consorting laws, but the case of the intellectually disabled man isn't finished yet.

Marcela Castaneda found not guilty of manslaughter of fiance Gregory Peck

Shook violently: Marcela Castaneda.

Stephanie Gardiner, Louise Hall Marcela Castaneda has been found not guilty of the manslaughter of her fiance Gregory Peck. She successfully argued she acted in self defence when she fatally stabbed him during a fight about...

Ethnic press baron Theo Skalkos charged with committing an act of indecency

Louise Hall The controversial ethnic press baron Theo Skalkos has been charged with committing an act of indecency with a teenager.

Calls for beef to be banished along with pork from Liverpool Council's interfaith lunch

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Louise Hall, Natalie O'Brien The furore surrounding the meat to be served at Liverpool Council's first Christian Orthodox Interfaith lunch has grown with a prominent Hindu saying beef should also be off the menu.

Prison guard Sharon Yarnton denied bail over bizarre alleged murder attempt of husband

Prison guard Sharon Yarnton, left, is accused of attempting to murder her husband Dean.

Louise Hall Details of Facebook messages sent by a female prison guard accused of masterminding the attempted murder of her husband have emerged as she failed in her bid to be released on bail.

Nathan Rees' ex-lover Fiona Field plans to sue former NSW premier for abuse of his position as MP

Louise Hall The ex-mistress of former premier Nathan Rees says she plans to sue him for abusing his position as an MP and misusing confidential information.

Sydney wife wins right to collect dying husband's sperm but ordered not to use it

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Louise Hall Da Yong Chen was a 45-year-old father of one when he experienced severe chest pain on the morning of July 6.

Victim Rights

Claire McFarlane's long battle for justice after rape in France

Heavy cost: Rape victim Claire McFarlane.

Louise Hall A week shy of the 16th anniversary of a vicious rape and bashing in Paris that left her clinging to life, Claire McFarlane is celebrating a deeply personal achievement.

Christopher Cullen jailed for 30 years for murdering wife Victoria Comrie Cullen

Christopher Cullen has been jailed for murdering estranged wife Victoria Comrie Cullen at Taren Point.

Louise Hall Christopher Cullen has been sentenced to 30 years jail for the "callous" murder of his estranged wife Victoria Comrie Cullen in a deserted fishing club car park in Taren Point on January 22, 2014.

Horror movie marathon gave me taste for killing, says Luke Woods who stabbed taxi driver

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Louise Hall In the hours before Luke William Woods stabbed an elderly taxi driver in an unprovoked frenzy he drank 12 beers and watched a horror movie marathon.

Sydney criminal lawyer Ugo Parente behind bars on drug charges pending bail bid

Louise Hall Police say they found close to 30 sushi containers filled with GHB in a search of his car and home.

Alleged Sydney stabber behind bars

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Louise Hall Police say a man who ferociously stabbed a brothel owner inside a car during an arranged meeting in western Sydney on Friday night is an ice user who had no money to pay for his drugs.

Personal trainer James Blatch charged with supplying steroids at Kings Cross gym

Charged with supplying steroids: Kings Cross personal trainer James Blatch.

Rachel Browne and Louise Hall Police allege personal trainer and body builder James Blatch supplied steroids to clients at a Kings Cross gym.

Bizarre pact to claim life insurance lands teacher and hapless partner in jail

The couple knowingly did not inform OnePath of Siskos' intention to commit suicide.

Louise Hall A Sydney couple concocted an extraordinary plan for him to commit suicide so she could claim his $1.72 million insurance policy.

Rebecca Hannibal wails as court brands her a convicted drug dealer for giving ecstasy to friend Georgina Bartter

Rebecca Hannibal, the friend who supplied Georgina Bartter with drugs.

Louise Hall The woman who gave her close friend Georgina Bartter the ecstasy pills that led to her death at a Sydney dance festival has been convicted and placed on a good behaviour bond in the Downing Centre...

Judgment due in Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey's defamation case against Fairfax Media

Treasurer Joe Hockey.

Louise Hall A judge will hand down his decision on whether Treasurer Joe Hockey was defamed by Fairfax Media on Tuesday.

'Pogo stick' child death: mother sentenced to jail

The seven-year-old boy was abused by his mother and her boyfriend.

Louise Hall A Sydney mother who pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of her seven-year-old son after admitting he did not fall off a pogo stick but was subjected to months of neglect and sickening physical...

Ban on breastfeeding overturned: Judge Matthew Myers criticised for imposing own views

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Louise Hall An appeals court has issued a scathing criticism of a trial judge who 'exhorted' a young mother to stop breastfeeding apparently based on information he found on the internet.