Louise Hall

Louise Hall

Louise Hall is a Court Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

'Hitman' Sean Waygood's cancer misdiagnosed in Supermax, inquest hears

Louise Hall The mother of the man dubbed the "Merewether Hitman" has told an inquest into his death she "still has no idea" why her son was held in a high security prison.

Shaun McNeil guilty of manslaughter for one-punch Kings Cross attack on Daniel Christie

Shaun McNeil.

Louise Hall Shaun McNeil, who was charged with murder over the one-punch killing of Daniel Christie, has been found guilty of manslaughter instead.

Jury in Daniel Christie trial unable to decide if Shaun McNeil guilty of murder

Daniel Christie died in Kings Cross on New Year's Eve, 2013.

Louise Hall The jury in the trial of Shaun McNeil, who is charged with murder over the one-punch killing of Daniel Christie say they cannot agree on a verdict and are "very definite on our views".

Brothers 4 Life: DPP wants mega trial to deal with crime gang founded by Bassam Hamzy

Brothers 4 Life founder Bassam Hamzy.

Louise Hall The state's legal system is grappling with the task of trying up to a dozen members of the Brothers 4 Life crime gang for a series of murders, shootings, drug dealing, extortion and bashings that...

Paul Rossington recommended for bravery award after jumping overboard to try and save girlfriend Kristen Schroder

The bodies of Kristen Schroder and Paul Rossington have never been found.

Louise Hall Paul Rossington should receive Australia's highest bravery award for jumping overboard in attempting to save the life of his girlfriend Kristen Schroder, who fell from their cabin balcony on the last...

Solicitor Denis Anderson used dead client's MCC membership

Denis Anderson: used identity of a dead client to access MCG.

Louise Hall A Sydney lawyer caught using the identity of a dead client to access the prized Members Reserve at the Melbourne Cricket Ground during AFL grand finals for eight years has been found guilty of...

Best friend who supplied Georgina Bartter with fatal ecstasy tab 'punished by social media'

Rebecca Hannibal and Georgina Bartter.

Louise Hall The woman who supplied her close friend Georgina Bartter the ecstasy pills that led to her death says the abuse she has suffered on social media is a "kind of punishment".

Brothers for Life gang members joke in video link court appearance

Farhad Qaumi.

Louise Hall Four senior members of the Brothers for Life crime gang have laughed and joked as they appeared by video link from various prisons in the NSW Supreme Court on Friday.

Jessica Silva's brother Miguel Silva not guilty of accessory to murder committed by James Polkinghorne

Miguel Silva, brother of Jessica Silva, arrives at the Downing Centre courts.

Louise Hall Miguel Silva, the older brother of Jessica Silva, has been acquitted of helping his sister's ex-partner James Polkinghorne in the murder of a drug dealer.

DNA evidence key to cold case killing of Doris Fenbow, court hears

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Louise Hall DNA evidence will be key to the case against a man accused of the murder and sexual assault of a woman in Sydney's south-east 27 years ago, prosecutors say.

Shaun McNeil murder trial: trio of teen drug dealers give conflicting accounts of melee

Teenager Daniel Christie died in Kings Cross on New Years Eve 2013.

Louise Hall One of a trio of drug dealers says he offered murder accused Shaun McNeil drugs before he declined and 'just lost it' in the moments before Daniel Christie's death.

Policeman not guilty of assaulting man, 73, by pushing him to the ground in supermarket

Louise Hall, Patrick Begley A Sydney policeman who pushed a "frail" 73-year-old man to the ground in a city supermarket has been found not guilty of all charges by a jury.

Sydney childcare worker charged with indecent assault of girl, 2

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Louise Hall A male childcare worker has pleaded not guilty to indecently assaulting a two-year-old girl while she was sleeping at a Croydon Park daycare centre.

Lindt cafe siege: Woman declined Man Haron Monis marriage proposal because he was odd

Man Haron Monis, pictured in Rebels bikie gear, was known to Amanda Morsy as Michael Hayson - a luxury car driving accountant from Romania.

Louise Hall A young woman courted by Man Haron Monis more than a decade before the deadly Lindt cafe siege said she declined his offer of marriage because he was secretive and odd.

Sydney siege: Man Monis claimed Sunrise host David Koch was 'a killer and a terrorist'

Man Monis claimed David Koch was a

Louise Hall Sydney siege gunman Man Haron Monis had a history of protesting against Channel Seven's Sunrise program outside its Martin Place studio.

Father of child 'bride' did not protect daughter from harm, court told


Louise Hall A Hunter Valley father who arranged a marriage for his 12-year-old daughter has not shown any insight into the harm she has suffered, a court has heard.

Prominent Muslim youth leader Fadi Abdul-Rahman jailed for supplying cocaine

Jailed: Fadi Abdul-Rahman in Auburn in a file picture.

Louise Hall A prominent Muslim youth leader who helped young men in his community turn away from drugs and crime has been sentenced to at least 2½ years in jail for supplying more than $2 million worth of...

Paedophile Marice Van Ryn: Former Bega Cheese boss charged with new child sex offences

New child sex charges: Paedophile Maurice van Ryn, a former Bega Cheese chief executive.

Louise Hall Former Bega Cheese boss and confessed paedophile Maurice Van Ryn has been charged with fresh child sex offences allegedly committed on the state's south coast.

Lindt cafe siege gunman Man Haron Monis thought he was being set up by government, inquest hears

Man Haron Monis believed he was being

Paul Bibby, Louise Hall Sydney siege gunman Man Haron Monis believed he was being "set up" by people working within the Australian government and persecuted by customs officers in retaliation for Indonesia's treatment...

'Thrill kill' murderer Rachael Evans diagnosed with sadomasochism, court hears

Louise Hall A woman who strangled another woman in a "thrill kill" had a horrific childhood, began abusing drugs and alcohol at age 11, was shuttled between dozens of foster homes and has several...