Paul Bibby

Paul Bibby

Paul Bibby is a Court Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald.

Christian Brother Desmond Richards jailed for indecent assault of boys

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Paul Bibby A former Christian Brothers headmaster who abused his position to indecently assault students in the 1970s and '80s, but says he now has no memory of doing so, has been sentenced to at least two...

Carer Kerry Forrest almost certain to die in jail for defrauding, murdering William Anderson, 84

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Paul Bibby A carer and gambling addict who murdered the elderly man she was looking after will almost certainly die in custody after being sentenced to at least 19 years in jail.

Ex-detective Glen McNamara loses bail bid over Jamie Gao death

Former detective Glen McNamara.

Paul Bibby Accused murderer and former detective Glen McNamara has lost his bid for bail in the Supreme Court with a judge finding he is an unacceptable risk of fleeing if released.

Freya Newman escapes conviction for leaking Frances Abbott scholarship details

Good behaviour bond: Freya Newman leaves court on Tuesday.

Paul Bibby Freya Newman was surrounded by supporters in court when she was handed a two-year good behaviour bond with no conviction recorded on Tuesday for accessing restricted data.

Ex-detectives not so 'foolish' as to plan Jamie Gao murder in front of cameras, court told

Jamie Gao was wearing a single latex glove when his body was found, the court heard.

Paul Bibby Two experienced former detectives would not have been so "foolish" as to plan the murder of a Sydney student in clear sight of closed-circuit television cameras, the barrister for one of the men has...

'Jess, I’m sorry and I love you': letter from stabbing victim James Polkinghorne to Jessica Silva

Paul Bibby In the weeks before James Polkinghorne was allegedly murdered by his ex-partner Jessica Silva, he wrote her a letter on a piece of cardboard apologising for hitting her.

Bodybuilder Luke Wood died after 'missed opportunities' in his treatment at Westmead Hospital, coroner finds

Family rejects coroner decision: Bodybuilder Luke Wood died at Westmead Hospital after a kidney transplant.

Paul Bibby The treatment given to a champion Australian bodybuilder in the hours before he died on the operating table at Westmead Hospital was marred by "missed opportunities", a NSW coroner has found.

Witness to Roberto Curti's final moments heard 'zapping' sound, court told

Died shortly after an altercation with police: Roberto Curti.

Paul Bibby A Sydney man has described the last moments of the life of Brazilian student Roberto Curti, as police chased him through the CBD, forced him to the ground and then tried to revive him after his heart...

Roberto Curti was bashed by teens and screaming for police before dying on Pitt Street, court hears

Paul Bibby A security guard told the trial of four police officers he saw the student being punched and kicked by three teens as he lay on the ground shouting for help

Roberto Curti was bashed by teens and screaming for police before dying on Pitt Street, court hears

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Paul Bibby Just hours before Brazilian student Roberto Curti was allegedly assaulted by four NSW police in the Sydney CBD, he was screaming for police assistance while being bashed by three teenagers, a court...

Police used 'excessive, unnecessary, unlawful' force on Brazilian student Roberto Curti, court hears

Died on the ground: Roberto Curti.

Paul Bibby The repeated use of Tasers and capsicum spray by police on the prone body of Brazilian student Roberto Curti before he died on the ground was an unnecessary, excessive use of force, a court has heard.

Woman found not guilty of attempting to murder husband sues state for malicious prosecution

Paul Bibby A woman who was found not guilty of attempting to murder her husband on the grounds that he had subjected her to years of domestic violence is now suing the state for malicious prosecution.

Sydney youths involved in bungled Louis Vuitton robbery avoid jail

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Paul Bibby Two youths who took part in a bungled "glam raid" robbery at Sydney's Louis Vuitton store last year have avoided jail, with a judge finding they acted under the influence of a hardened member of the...

Mistranslated phone call sole evidence against accused terrorist Omarjan Azari, court hears

Police conduct a search during the counter-terrorism raids in September.

Paul Bibby The evidence against a Sydney youth accused of planning a "terrifying" public terrorist act consists of a single intercepted phone call that was mistranslated by police, a court has heard.

Mandatory life sentence will not apply to police killer Mitchell Barbieri: prosecutor

Stabbed to death: Bryson Anderson.

Paul Bibby Laws requiring a mandatory life sentence for killing a police officer in NSW will not apply to the Sydney man who murdered Inspector Bryson Anderson during a siege, because he was affected by his...

Senior RFS officers ignored advice on back burning Black Sunday fire, inquest hears

Out of control: The fire on the road between Coonabarabran and the Warrambungles on Sunday, January 13, 2013.

Paul Bibby Rural Fire Service officers in charge of combating a fire chose to try a risky back-burning operation during the 2013 "Black Sunday'" bushfire, despite being strongly advised not to, an inquest has...

Secret recordings part of evidence against AFP officer accused of corruption, court hears

Benjamin Hampton following an earlier court appearance.

Paul Bibby Material from hidden recording devices and intercepted phone calls will form part of the evidence against an Australian Federal Police officer facing bribery and corruption charges, a Sydney court...

Response to 'Black Sunday' fires one of the worst we've seen, firefighters say

The fire on the road between Coonabarabran and the Warrambungles, about 6pm on Sunday January13, 2013.

Paul Bibby The attempt to control the 'Black Sunday' bushfires which destroyed scores of homes and thousands of anmals in northern NSW last year was described by fire fighters as "one of the worst large scale...

Former Christian Brothers headmaster Desmond Richards in custody pending likely jail term for assaulting boys

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Paul Bibby A former Christian Brothers headmaster is in custody pending a likely jail sentence after he admitted sexual and physical assaults on schoolboys in the 1960s and '70s.