Louise Hall

Louise Hall

Louise Hall is a Court Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Balmain Tigers Leagues Club given further reprieve

Louise Hall The struggling Balmain Tigers Leagues Club has been granted another stay of execution after a Supreme Court judge agreed to continue an injunction restraining a property developer from sending in the...

Sentence overturned: father jailed for raping daughter

Louise Hall A father who was given good behaviour bonds for repeatedly raping his young daughter will go to jail for at least three years after an appeals court found the original sentences "were erroneously...

NSW cabinet backs laws to allow family of homicide victims to have say in killer's sentencing

Thomas Kelly family photos.

Louise Hall, Michaela Whitbourn The family of homicide victims would have a say in the killer's sentence under controversial new laws approved by the NSW cabinet.

Farden Fazah: 20 years' jail for murdering daughter, stabbing wife

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Louise Hall An Sydney man who murdered his two-year-old daughter and violently attacked his wife after an argument about a trip to the beach has been sentenced to at least 20 years jail.

Burn victim told family, friends of concerns about ex-boyfriend

Nataya Sripho

Rachel Olding, Megan Levy, Louise Hall A Sydney woman allegedly set alight by her former boyfriend had previously voiced concerns about the relationship to her parents, police and at least one friend.

One-punch death: Craig Field pleads not guilty to murder

Craig Field

Louise Hall Former NRL player Craig Field has pleaded not guilty to murder over the one-punch death of a northern NSW farmer.

Jessica Silva pleads not guilty to murdering ex-partner James Polkinghorne

scene where a man was stabbed and died in Marrickville

Louise Hall A young woman who killed her former partner during a domestic dispute on Mother's Day 2012 has pleaded not guilty to murder.

Ong Ming Tan jailed for abusing trust of psychiatric patients

Dr Ong Ming Tan

Louise Hall A psychiatrist who abused the trust of four young women with eating disorders by touching them inappropriately and making sexually suggestive comments during private therapy sessions has been...

Teenage sex slaves used as 'personal ATM', court hears

Louise Hall Vulnerable girls as young as 12 were used as a personal ATM by an alleged child prostitution ring leader, court hears.

Sister writes of grief and loss for Tanilla Warrick-Deaves

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Louise Hall The drawing is of two young girls at a grave. Two sisters next to a headstone topped with flowers.

Tanilla Warrick-Deaves' killer Warren Ross abuses father Adrian Warrick in court

Tanilla Warrick-Deaves

Louise Hall As Adrian Warwick told how the horrific torture and murder of his daughter had devastated his life, the toddler's murderer loudly swore and called him "a dog".

Bouncer Ehab Taleb not guilty of manslaughter after Darling Harbour drowning

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Louise Hall Security guard Ehab Taleb has been found not guilty of manslaughter over the death of Jason Daep, who drowned in Cockle Bay in 2012.

John Reginald Killick wants NSW Supreme Court to quash parole decision by State Parole Authority

Louise Hall Convicted armed robber and helicopter escapee John Reginald Killick has asked the NSW Supreme Court to quash a decision by the State Parole Authority to refuse him parole.

Rachelle Yeo and Paul Mulvihill continued affair after her engagement, court hears

  Accused murderer Paul Mulvihill

Louise Hall Rachelle Yeo, allegedly stabbed to death by her lover Paul Mulvihill, became engaged to her boyfriend Paul Maher in Byron Bay in the last weekend of July 2011.

Real estate agent David Johnson stole $1m to fund wife's drug habit

Louise Hall A north shore real estate agent has avoided jail after using almost $1 million he held on trust from buyers of luxury properties to fund his wife's illegal drug habit.

Bianca Rinehart to take stand first in family trust dispute

Bianca Rinehart

Louise Hall Bianca Rinehart will be the first member of her warring family to take the stand in a bitter dispute over the $5 billion trust set up by her late grandfather, Lang Hancock.

Paul Mulvihill put pillow over wife's face before killing Rachelle Yeo, court told

Theresa Mulvihill, the wife of accused murderer Paul Mulvihill

Louise Hall Theresa Mulvihill says her husband, Paul, put a pillow over her face and said, "It's not you, it's her" just days before he allegedly killed his former mistress.

Surgeon offered mentally ill woman Botox in exchange for sex, tribunal finds

Louise Hall A prominent Sydney cosmetic surgeon has been found guilty of professional misconduct for offering a patient with mental illness Botox in exchange for sex.

Bouncer jailed for minimum of 18 months for killing painter with one punch

Louise Hall A security guard who killed a painter with a single punch following a brawl in Kings Cross has been sentenced to a minimum of 18 months jail.

NSW pulls request for new sentencing guidelines for random attacks

Louise Hall The NSW government has withdrawn its request to the NSW Court of Criminal Appeal for new manslaughter sentencing guidelines as it prepares to appeal against the minimum four-year jail term given to...