Stephanie Gardiner is a reporter at The Sydney Morning Herald. Email or tweet her with your news tips.
Stephanie Gardiner There were photos of Ryan Leo as a baby in a Santa Claus suit, as a toddler at the beach, and as a young boy laughing on his father's shoulders.
Stephanie Gardiner In his white baker's uniform, with his head bowed, Habibullah Afghan-Baig sat accused of groping and assaulting two young women looking for work in his Sydney business.
Stephanie Gardiner "Mr Brown you are free to go". With those words from Justice David Davies, Brian Mcgarvie Brown, walked out of the NSW Supreme Court a free man.
Stephanie Gardiner Roseanne Beckett claims a long awaited victory on the steps of the NSW Supreme Court.
Stephanie Gardiner Every day for more than two decades, Roseanne Beckett has woken up troubled by a difficult, lengthy court battle.
Antonio Giannasca death: John Giannasca 'debilitated' by grief after running over his father at Rookwood cemetery
Stephanie Gardiner A "dedicated and supportive" son, John Giannasca went to Rookwood cemetery every week to visit his mother's grave with his father. On one visit, "extraordinary tragedy" struck.
Stephanie Gardiner When PhD student Vangu Kitoko hit his head on a glass door in Sydney's Broadway shopping centre✓, he claimed to see a puddle of liquid on the floor. He set out to sue Mirvac for $4 million.
Stephanie Gardiner Seconds after Hells Angels bikie Michael Basanovic allegedly nodded at his son Wade, the younger man started firing.
Stephanie Gardiner Sydney siege gunman Man Monis's partner, Amirah Droudis, has been committed to stand trial accused of murdering Monis's ex wife, who was stabbed 18 times and set alight.
Stephanie Gardiner, Louise Hall Marcela Castaneda has been found not guilty of the manslaughter of her fiance Gregory Peck. She successfully argued she acted in self defence when she fatally stabbed him during a fight about...
Stephanie Gardiner Marcela Castaneda remembers her heart beating rapidly, her hands covered in sweat, and her face getting hot as she gripped a knife.
Stephanie Gardiner Marcela Castaneda said she looked up the definition of "wife" and showed her fiance in the moments before their fatal argument.
Stephanie Gardiner One patient was a 12-year-old girl being treated for "knock knees", another was a woman recovering from a car accident, and yet another was pregnant and in severe pain.
Fight about postponed wedding led to Marcela Castaneda fatally stabbing fiance Gregory Peck, court hears
Stephanie Gardiner "I don't know what he might do. I'm worried that one day he might hurt me." Marcela Castaneda had "chilling insight" into the fate of her relationship, court hears.
Stephanie Gardiner The note stuck on the windscreen said: "Please call this number and I'll move my car, you inconsiderate prick". But Matthew Tupper took a different course of action.
Stephanie Gardiner The shooting was "cold-blooded", the weapon is missing, the accused man is dying and has "nothing to lose".
Stephanie Gardiner In 1990, Terrence John Leary broke into a teenager's room and beat her to death with a hammer when she refused to have sex with him. Now he's admitted a violent attack on another woman.
Stephanie Gardiner With a week's worth of groceries, a bag of nappies, and her young daughter sitting in the shopping trolley, Despina Cavric✓ walked towards her car. But the regular shopping trip went awry.
Stephanie Gardiner After a night out in Kings Cross, a woman looked at her phone and saw close-up photographs of herself, and the message: "hey sassy, come ana get a ride with me anyiime".
Stephanie Gardiner, Emma Partridge "I love you, I hate you, I love you, I hate you".