Louise Hall

Louise Hall

Louise Hall is a Court Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Man Monis' partner Amirah Droudis pleads not guilty to murder of his ex-wife Noleen Pal

Louise Hall Amirah Droudis, the partner of Sydney siege gunman Man Haron Monis, has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Monis' former wife, who was stabbed 18 times and set alight.

Late cricket great Richie Benaud's family in court battle over estate

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Louise Hall and Daniel Lane The family of the late cricket great Richie Benaud is fighting over his estate.

Crown calls for Corey Breen to get life sentence for murdering father and stepmother

Crown prosecutor Terry Thorpe leaves the NSW Supreme Court on Thursday following a sentence hearing for Corey Breen.

Louise Hall Crown prosecutor Terry Thorpe said double murderer Corey Breen should be jailed for life because the case was in the worst category of murder.

Veteran judge slams DPP as 'incompetent' and 'inefficient'

Louise Hall A veteran judge has said he has no confidence in the Director of Public Prosecutions' ability to bring serious criminal trials in a timely fashion.

Boiling water thrown at Hey Dad! actor Robert Hughes in Goulburn Jail

Robert Hughes leaves the Downing Centre District Court during his trial in 2014.

Louise Hall Former Hey Dad! star Robert Hughes had boiling water thrown at him while in protective custody at Goulburn jail, an appeal hearing against his conviction has heard.

Cold-blooded killing of security guard Gary Allibon referred to cold case unit

Security guard Gary Allibon had worked for Chubb for 12 years before he was fatally shot in 2010.

Louise Hall The cold-blooded killing of a Sydney security guard during a botched armed robbery of a cash-in-transit van has been referred to the unsolved homicide squad by a coroner.

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence: High-profile women use social media, television to speak out

With a montage of some of the 62 women killed since January on screen behind her, Lisa Wilkinson speaks out on the <em>Today</em> show against domestic violence.

Louise Hall The shocking deaths of three women allegedly at the hands of male relatives or former partners this week has prompted a social media outcry with the hashtags #stoptheviolence and...

Manisha Patel, murderer of Purvi Joshi, sought to eliminate 'romantic rival'

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Louise Hall Purvi Joshi was found with bruising on her neck, a swollen face and a knife in her abdomen.

Driver with three children in car allegedly almost five times over limit

Louise Hall A woman has allegedly been caught driving almost five times over the limit with three young children in the car in Sydney's south.

Family mourn after grandmother and young boy allegedly murdered

The man arrested by police.

Ava Benny-Morrison, Louise Hall and Megan Levy Robert Timm got a call from one of his close mates on Tuesday morning asking him if he wanted to share a beer and a game of pool. 

Man who claims flu jab caused his mental illness drops case

Allegations that a flu injection caused mental illness failed to proceed in court.

Louise Hall A Sydney man who claimed his mental illness was caused by the way his GP administered a flu injection has abandoned his legal action.

Firefighter calms car crash victim with Happy Feet

Louise Hall A firefighter on the scene of a Mississippi car crash involving five children calmed one of the young victims by showing him the animated film Happy Feet on a mobile phone.

Evidence closed as Robert Xie defence chooses not to present case in murder trial

Accused of murder: Robert Xie.

Louise Hall The jury will get a week's leave before returning to the court to hear closing address and the judge sum up the case.

Ryan Leo's father Ben urges parents to talk to children about road safety at son's death inquest

Louise Hall Dad's heartfelt tribute to son: "Rest in peace, rest in love".

Brothers 4 Life rollover witness jailed for 21 years for crime spree

Brothers For Life Blacktown chapter leader Farhad Qaumi.

Louise Hall A former Brothers 4 Life member has been sentenced to 21 years jail after agreeing to turn Crown witness against other gang members.

Accused terrorist Omarjan Azari denied bail after court finds case 'reasonably strong'

Terror accused Omarjan Azari.

Louise Hall Omarjan Azari is considered an "extreme high risk" behind bars over his alleged role in helping to plan a terrorist act.

'Superboy' wins back $1.5 million damages after High Court rules rail staff negligent

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Louise Hall The family of a Sydney youth dubbed "Superboy" who mysteriously fell from a fast-moving train has had more than $1.5 million in damages reinstated by the High Court.

Devastated nanny describes how Ryan Leo ran from the car

Ryan Leo, 6, who was hit by a car at Hurstville on July 28, 2014

Louise Hall It is a scene familiar to many parents and carers of young children but it ended in tragedy.

Matthew Forti sentenced to 12 months jail for supplying Georgina Bartter death pills

Matthew Forti entering Downing Centre District Court for sentencing in drug supply. Photo Nick Moir 28 august 2015

Louise Hall Matthew Forti continued to sell illegal drugs to his friends despite knowing Georgina Bartter had died after taking a "purple speaker" ecstasy pill he supplied via her best friend Rebecca Hannibal, a...

Hamdi Alqudsi to face foreign incursion charges after losing constitutional appeal

Hamdi Alqudsi leaves the Supreme Court of NSW in July.

Louise Hall Hamdi Alqudsi, the first person in Australia to be charged with recruiting and sending people overseas to fight with terrorist groups in Syria, will face trial after a court upheld the...