Louise Hall

Louise Hall

Louise Hall is a Court Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Coroner's 'foul play' ruling vindicates mother's battle with police over death

Louise Hall, Lisa Tisdell A MOTHER'S eight-year battle to prove her daughter did not die in a car accident but was killed by someone has been vindicated with a coroner finding the woman met with foul play.

Catholic brother abused boy he was counselling

Louise Hall Courts A FORMER Catholic brother has been found guilty of sexually abusing a teenager he was counselling after the youth was molested by another man.

Teller stole $115,000, killed woman


Louise Hall A BANK teller has admitted to befriending a wealthy elderly customer before stealing $115,000 from her account and killing her the next day.

'Brother Bill' denies sex abuse of boy, 17

Louise Hall Courts A FORMER Catholic brother has told a jury he never took a teenage boy on an overnight trip to St Stanislaus College in Bathurst and he did not sexually abuse the 17-year-old.

Teachers wanted matter kept quiet, says mother of victim

Louise Hall Courts THE MOTHER of an 11-year-old boy who was sexually abused by a house mistress says she was told by her son's exclusive school to keep the matter quiet.

Doctor used probe 'like a sex toy'

Louise Hall A DOCTOR used an ultrasound probe ''like it was a sex toy'' and had a delighted expression on his face as he fondled a female patient's genitals, a court has been told.

'No gender leniency' in school sex case


Louise Hall Courts A FORMER housemistress who sexually abused six boys at an exclusive school should be sentenced on the basis of her crimes, not her gender, a district court heard yesterday.

Lane in tears in court hearing

Louise Hall KELI LANE wept as her mother and a friend told a court how her nine-year-old daughter has become withdrawn since her mother has been in custody and asks every day about when she will be coming home.

Prosecutors drop firefighters sexual abuse case

Louise Hall PROSECUTORS have dropped their case against seven men accused of sexually abusing a NSW fire brigade recruit more than 20 years ago.

Parents win right to stop life support

Louise Hall COURTS THE parents of a premature baby girl have the legal right to instruct her treating doctors to stop medical treatment and withdraw artificial life support, the Family Court has found.

Doctor guilty over removal of genitals

Louise Hall A doctor who removed a patient's genitals unnecessarily has been found guilty of maliciously inflicting grievous bodily harm on her.

Witness tells of attempt to grab robber's gun during hotel hold-up

Louise Hall COURTS A HOTEL employee who was taken hostage by an armed robber has told a court how he attempted to wrestle the gun off a masked man.

Hold-up victim was in on the deal, court told

Louise Hall COURTS A SECURITY guard pretended to be a hostage during an armed robbery he helped orchestrate, which led to the shooting of a police officer and a four-hour siege, a court heard yesterday.

Orkopoulos whistleblower feared for her life


Louise Hall A FORMER staff member of the disgraced former NSW government minister Milton Orkopoulos says she feared for her life after the Labor MP discovered she was helping police compile a case against him.

Woman may have been pushed from moving truck

Louise Hall A WOMAN who died after falling from a moving semi-trailer in the state's central west may have jumped, been pushed out by the driver or accidentally fallen when she leant against a door with a faulty...

Police investigating fatal attack on Briton chase new leads

Louise Hall AN inquest into the death of a British man attacked in Sydney has been deferred as police investigate new leads.

Developer to stand trial

Louise Hall A developer at the centre of the Wollongong City Council corruption scandal will stand trial on charges of offering a bribe and lying to the corruption watchdog.

Police nab Peruvian suspected of 'Rico Suave' thefts from hotels

Louise Hall THE hunt for an international thief dubbed the ''Rico Suave bandit'' may be over after NSW Police arrested a Peruvian suspected of stealing jewellery and cash from hotel rooms.

Gang fight triggered car park shootout, says Crown witness

Louise Hall A FIGHT between two groups of young men at a Bankstown shopping centre led to a gun battle that killed a truck driver, Bob Knight, as he drove through Milperra 18 months ago, a court was told...

Premier to open bridge many don't want to use


Jacob Saulwick and Louise Hall THE Premier, Kristina Keneally, confirmed yesterday she will be at the official opening of the duplication of the Iron Cove Bridge, the only big transport project completed in the life of her...