Louise Hall

Louise Hall

Louise Hall is a Court Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

David Hona jailed for attack on Michael McEwan in Bondi

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

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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.

Ilie Istudor trained in Romanian army before shooting strata manager, court told

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Louise Hall An octogenarian pensioner who shot a strata manager with a shortened rifle had trained in the Romanian army and has a history of mental illness, a court has heard.

Serial offender fined $225,000 for illegally dumping asbestos waste


Louise Hall Serial dumper Dib Hanna has been fined $225,000 for illegally dumping 90 tonnes of building waste including asbestos in Picnic Point, in Sydney's south west.

Robert Xie trial over Lin family murders aborted

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

Louise Hall The trial of Lian Bian "Robert" Xie for the murder of five members of the Lin family has been aborted for the second time.

Elderly farmer fined $140,000 for illegal land clearing investigated by his alleged murder victim Glen Turner

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Louise Hall The 79-year-old farmer accused of murdering environmental compliance officer Glen Turner has been fined $140,000 for illegal land clearing, an offence his alleged victim had investigated.

Car park and Sydney council could pay millions over Thomas Lee's car-plunge death

Wife suffers psychological collapse: Thomas Lee's widow Michele Lee leaves the Coroner's Court in Glebe with her lawyer during the inquest in 2008.

Louise Hall A woman who watched in horror as her husband reversed through the safety barrier of a Haymarket car park, plunging 9m to his death, has won the right to millions of dollars in damages for...

Mary Touma's killer gets three more years' jail after appeal against sentence

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Louise Hall A drunk cyclist who killed a Sydney grandmother by shoving her over because she "got in my way" will spend an extra three years behind bars after the Crown successfully argued his sentence was too...

Young sailor hog-tied and raped at his navy 'farewell ceremony', court martial told

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Louise Hall A young male sailor was allegedly hog-tied, raped, assaulted with a rubber chicken and smeared with Vegemite and deep heat on his buttocks and genitals by a group of able seamen as part of a...

Police have not ruled out abduction as missing boy's chance of survival diminishes

Searchers have spent the night combing bushland at 
Kendall for William Tyrell, aged three, who was last seen about 10.30am 
yesterday (Friday 12 September) in the front yard of his home on Benaroon 
Drive. Photo: Supplied by Police 

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Louise Hall, Ben Cooper, Kate Dwyer Police have not ruled out abduction as the desperate search for a three-year-old boy missing on the state's mid north coast since Friday morning failed to turn up any clues.

Matthew Milat loses bid to appeal against record sentence for murdering friend in Belanglo forest

Convicted murderer: Matthew Milat after being sentenced in 2012.

Louise Hall Matthew Milat's bid to special leave to appeal his 43 year head sentence for murder refused by High Court