Paul Bibby

Paul Bibby

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

Art fraudster Ronald Coles seeks sentence reduction on grounds of delay

Paul Bibby A flamboyant art dealer who stole millions from mum and dad investors through a chaotic scam involving thousands of fraudulent transactions is seeking to have his jail sentence reduced because...

Nearly 1200 NSW women referred to new domestic violence programs in three months

The documents will leave defendants no doubt of their obligations, says the Attorney-General.

Paul Bibby Nearly 1200 women were referred to a handful of new domestic violence programs in the space of just three months this year after police determined they were at threat from violent men, according to...

Jury in Lin family murder trial tell judge they have reached an impasse

Paul Bibby The jury in the long-running trial over the 2009 Lin family murders has told the judge they have reached an "impasse" and are unable to reach a unanimous verdict, but have been told to...

Deputy Coroner Sharon Freund recommends compulsory licensing for quad bike riders

Paul Bibby The deputy coroner also had bad news for children under 16 who like riding the bikes.

Double murderer Corey Breen jailed for 33 years for killing father, stepmother

Mother Debbie Breen leaves court with family and friends at an earlier hearing.

Paul Bibby A man who murdered his father and stepmother during a Good Friday rampage in which he also planned to kill other members of his family has been sentenced to 42 years in prison.

Ex-customs officer Christopher Cranney jailed for conspiring to import illegal drug precursor

The judge said that the case, involving the importation of more than 100 kilograms of pseudoephedrine, pointed to a

Paul Bibby A senior customs officer has been jailed for at least eight-and-a-half years for his role in a major drug importation conspiracy that saw millions of dollars worth of drug precursors smuggled through...

Christian hip-hop producer Kodi Maybir guilty of Sydney boy's 'pogo stick' murder

Kodi James Maybir: Guilty of murdering a seven-year-old boy.

Paul Bibby, Louise Hall When the police arrived to investigate the little boy's death, his mother's boyfriend said the child had fallen off a pogo stick.

Drink driving P-plater Jarad Smith sentenced to four years jail for killing pedestrians Catherine Pracy and Gary Kelley in Rozelle

Sydney. SMH News story by Paul Bibby. Photo shows Jarad Smith arrives at the Downing Centre Courts to be sentenced for killing two pedestrians at Rozelle. Photo: Peter Rae Friday 13 November 2015.

Paul Bibby A Sydney judge has delivered a salient warning about drink driving during the upcoming Christmas party season while sentencing a P-plater who hit and killed two pedestrians to at least four years'...

Lin family murder trial: jury to be sequestered from Monday while they consider verdict

Robert Xie, accused of murdering the Lin family members.

Paul Bibby If the jury in the long-running Lin family murder trial is still considering its verdict in the case this coming Monday, they will need to come to court with their pyjamas and a tooth brush.

Infamous gang rapist with sense of 'self-entitlement' appeals for parole

The man, known for legal reasons as MMK as he was 16 at the time, took part in a series of horrific attacks on young women.

Saffron Howden, Louise Hall, Paul Bibby He took part in horrific attacks on young women with his three brothers. Then he came up for parole.

Accused terror plotter Omarjan Azari to challenge translations of phone call with ISIS leader

Omarjan Azari is driven into court last year

Paul Bibby Exclusive: A Sydney man accused of planning an IS murder plot is challenging the charge.

Former police officer Lucie Litchfield speaks out about alleged workplace bullying after blowing the whistle over 'dinosaur incident'

Former police officer Lucie Litchfield speaks out about alleged workplace bullying after blowing the whistle over 'dinosaur incident'.

Paul Bibby  When Monaro police station received an urgent radio call about a violent home invasion on the night of December 21, 2013 Lucie Litchfield knew what was required.


NSW Police ordered to pay legal costs to Rickey Caton and Adam Antram over toy dinosaur incident

Charges dropped: Rickey Caton was arrested after he pointed a toy dinosaur at police.

Paul Bibby The police case against Rickey Caton started with a "roaaaar!" when he was forcibly arrested by two officers after jokingly producing a toy dinosaur during a roadside car stop.

Lin family murder trial: Supreme Court Judge initiates investigation after mysterious disappearance of juror's notes

Robert Xie, accused of murdering the Lin family members.

Paul Bibby A NSW Supreme Court judge has initiated a formal investigation into the mysterious disappearance of handwritten notes taken by a juror during the long-running Lin family murder trial.

Melissa Peacock's inability to cope with mother's dementia led to her death: inquest

Melissa Peacock told police that, when she found her mother dead, she shut the bedroom door and told nobody.

Paul Bibby A Sydney medical receptionist who failed to take her sick, elderly mother to the doctor for over two years and then left her lying in bed for months after she passed away had...

Sydney mother Kayla James had a history of neglecting her children, court hears

Paul Bibby A Sydney mother who blamed her boyfriend for encouraging and then enforcing a regime of violent discipline against her seven-year-old son had a history of neglecting her children and was...

Boy made molestation allegation against alleged murderer's brother the night before he was killed, court hears

Kodi James Maybir, left, is on trial over the death of a seven-year-old boy.

Paul Bibby The night before a seven-year-old boy was allegedly murdered by his mother's boyfriend in southern Sydney he had claimed the man's brother had molested him, a court has been told.

Mother Kayla James gives evidence against her ex-boyfriend Kodi Maybir over the alleged murder of her seven-year-old son

Kodi James Maybir is on trial over the death of a seven-year-old boy.

Paul Bibby The little boy stands tearfully in the darkened room as his mother subjects him to a verbal interrogation and records the humiliation on a mobile phone.

Hazem El Masri's lawyer: Alleged victim a 'liar'

Former Rugby League player, El Masri, 39, has been charged with common assault and assault occasioning actual bodily harm, allegedly leaving his partner,  Douah El-Cherif with visible injuries. Masri pictured arriving at Bankstown Court with his lawyer, Chris Murphy. Photo: Peter Rae Thursday 22 October 2015.Click to play video

Paul Bibby The lawyer for the former NRL star tells a media pack outside court on Thursday that his client's alleged domestic violence victim should not be trusted.