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Stephanie Gardiner The little girl imagined she was a princess in a garden to calm her nerves before a procedure called "khatna".
Stephanie Gardiner The pain of Maurice van Ryn's victims was clear as the details of his attacks were read out.
Stephanie Gardiner Convicted drug dealer Bill Bayeh wants to "get better and get stronger" before he fights an accusation that he assaulted Geoffrey Edelsten's former wife Leanne Nesbitt.
Stephanie Gardiner After a car accident that killed his best friend and injured three teenagers, Trent Solomons was heard to say: " I was just trying to scare them, I just went to take out a guidepost."
Stephanie Gardiner, Paul Bibby Former Hurstville deputy mayor and dentist Andrew Istephan engaged in "callous and systematic exploitation" of elderly people for extra money. Now he has pleaded guilty to more charges.
Stephanie Gardiner The bereaved parents of Ryan Leo stood solemnly and bowed in unison. "Thank you very much madam. We will never forget you," Ben Leo told the woman who tried to save his son's life.
Stephanie Gardiner, Patrick Begley Father and son Michael and Wade Basanovic said they went to see Zeljko "Steve" Mitrovic to make peace. But then Wade shot Mr Mitrovic dead.
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.