Louise Hall

Louise Hall

Louise Hall is a Court Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Rozelle explosion: store owner charged with murder too ill too appear in court

Louise Hall The owner of a Rozelle convenience store destroyed by a fire that killed three people was too ill to appear in court on Tuesday morning.

Man pleads not guilty to shooting aunt of notorious criminal Bassam Hamzy


Louise Hall A man has pleaded not guilty to shooting the aunt of notorious criminal Bassam Hamzy through the front door of her Auburn home.

Gordon Cramp allegedly told victim Lance Hargreaves 'you owe me big time', murder trial hears

Louise Hall The jury hearing the trial of a sacked employee charged with the murder of a factory worker at a waste recycling depot has been told to disregard the fact that he had injected the drug ice in the...

Man charged with 1990 stabbing murder of Sydney mother Rita Caleo

Rita Caleo was stabbed to death in her Double Bay home.

Louise Hall A man has been charged with the stabbing murder of a Sydney mother in her Double Bay home more than 20 years ago.

Father given good-behaviour bond for 'skitching' accident


Louise Hall A father accused of using his car to tow his skateboard-riding son has pleaded guilty to negligent driving occasioning grievous bodily harm and placed on a good behaviour bond.

Joe Galuvao apologises to family of schoolgirl Aneri Patel allegedly killed by his sister

Louise Hall Former NRL star Joe Galuvao has apologised to the family of a 16-year-old school girl allegedly run down and killed by his sister at a notorious Kogarah intersection.

Woman in psychiatric assessment after alleged abduction of girl, 3


Louise Hall A woman who allegedly attempted to abduct a toddler from her mother's car in Sydney's west has been referred for a psychiatric assessment.

Woman who abducted toddler from car sent for mental health check

Louise Hall A woman who allegedly attempted to abduct a toddler from her mother's car in Sydney's west has been referred for a psychiatric assessment.

Seeker seeks compo over council use of iconic song I am Australian

Louise Hall Bruce Woodley, a founding member of the hugely successful pop-folk group the Seekers, is suing the federal government over the use of his iconic song I am Australian.

David Hona jailed for attack on Michael McEwan in Bondi

Bondi bashing victim Michael McEwan.

Louise Hall A teenager who committed a "despicable and cowardly" attack on Sydney man Michael McEwan has been sentenced to a minimum of four years and nine months in jail.

'Top Brothers 4 Life member' Amanda Crowe stays under virtual house arrest over alleged hit bid

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Louise Hall A Sydney woman charged with masterminding and orchestrating the attempted murder of three men during the bloody Brothers 4 Life internal war will remain under virtual house arrest after failing to...

Nomads bikies to fight charges after High Court rules consorting laws are valid

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Louise Hall A day after the High Court declared the state's controversial consorting laws valid, two members of the Nomads bikie gang have said they will fight the charges against them.

Controversial NSW consorting laws to target bikie gangs valid, High Court finds


Louise Hall Controversial consorting laws introduced by the state government to target bikie gangs are valid, the High Court has found.

Islam not to blame for execution of young Sydney father, Coroner says

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Louise Hall A young Lebanese Muslim executed in a hail of bullets on a south-west Sydney street in 2008 was killed because of his links with serious organised crime.

Ian Turnbull, accused of murdering environmental officer Glen Turner, refused bail

Glen Turner.

Louise Hall The wife of a farmer accused of murdering an environment compliance officer says her husband told her "I simply cracked. I didn't mean to kill him."

Nursing home killer had history of incidents at work

Nurse Roger Dean.

Louise Hall An inquest into the deadly fire at the Quakers Hill Nursing Home has been told nurse Roger Dean's former boss suspected him of stalking her and damaging her car following a dispute over patient notes.

Special needs student sues school, claiming teachers bullied him


Louise Hall A Sydney student has sued his high school, claiming he was bullied by teachers and forced to do tasks not modified for his learning difficulties and special needs.

Son of top silk John Agius sentenced for armed robbery


Louise Hall The son of top Sydney silk John Agius has escaped a jail sentence for the armed robbery of a Mosman jewellery store because he was in the grip of mental illness.

One-punch killer Loveridge appeals to High Court over doubled sentence

Kieran Loveridge is escorted from the NSW Supreme Court in November 2013, having initially been sentenced to five years and two months for manslaughter.

Louise Hall Keiran Loveridge, the youth who killed Sydney teenager Thomas Kelly with a single, savage punch to the head, has taken his case to the High Court, arguing his sentence should not have been doubled on...

Accused murderer Lian Bin 'Robert' Xie to apply for bail after trial aborted

Trial aborted: Lian Bin ‘‘Robert’’ Xie.

Louise Hall A third trial is scheduled to begin early next year and is estimated to take six months.