Stephanie Gardiner is a reporter at The Sydney Morning Herald. Email or tweet her with your news tips.
Stephanie Gardiner Locals saw the two-year-old girl being hit, abused and dragged along a street. A neighbour heard sounds of whipping and a child's screams ringing out.
Stephanie Gardiner The last words Donna Deaves heard her two-year-old daughter scream were "no no no".
Stephanie Gardiner The man accused of shooting Tamworth police officer David Rixon was heard to tell his girlfriend he didn't fire the first shot, wished he didn't have a gun, and should have just caught a taxi home.
Stephanie Gardiner During 17-hour shifts at a brothel, four women were ordered to perform unprotected and demeaning sex acts, put up with rough clients and work through illness and pain.
Stephanie Gardiner Matthew Milat, the great-nephew of serial killer Ivan Milat, will have the appeal against his 43-year jail sentence for the axe murder of a teenager heard in December.
Stephanie Gardiner ''I am at war with the officers … they are trying to break me … to starve me … they play mind games with me.''
Stephanie Gardiner A truck driver has been awarded nearly $150,000 in damages, having been left with an "old man" walk after falling down stairs while wearing ice skates at a Sydney rink.
Stephanie Gardiner As Michael Allan Jacobs lay injured outside a block of flats in Tamworth, police heard him name Terry Price as the man who shot Senior Constable David Rixon.
Stephanie Gardiner Gordon Wood, who was acquitted of the murder of his girlfriend Caroline Byrne, is suing several media outlets for defamation.
Stephanie Gardiner Giuseppe Di Cianni insisted the only time he left his house on May 6, 2009 was to leave a gift of a bottle of homemade pasta sauce in his yard for his friend, Josephine Pintabona, to collect.
Stephanie Gardiner A Sydney taxi driver has been banned from working after he suggested a 17-year-old passenger should ''prostitute himself'' during a trip in the inner west.
Stephanie Gardiner Sitting slouched in the dock and wearing the same blank expression every day in court, Sean Lee King appeared unperturbed about his long history of violence.
Stephanie Gardiner A month after the shooting of Tamworth policeman David Rixon, the man accused of his murder was recorded saying ''I wish I hadn't have had the gun'', a court has heard.
Stephanie Gardiner A month after the shooting of Tamworth policeman David Rixon, the man accused of his murder was recorded saying "I wish I hadn't have had the gun", a court has heard.
Stephanie Gardiner Over the course of a decade, he bashed a total stranger with a steering lock, punched his father in the head, attacked two women and assaulted his girlfriend so badly that she could not open her...
Stephanie Gardiner Jole Ki Ray says he got two teardrops tattooed below his right eye in prison to represent the loss suffered by two families.
Stephanie Gardiner A man accused of the stabbing murder of a teenage boy at Bankstown station told him, ''I run Bankstown, I own Bankstown'', about two hours before confronting him with a large knife, a court has heard.
Stephanie Gardiner A man accused of the stabbing murder of a teenage boy at Bankstown station told him, "I run Bankstown, I own Bankstown", about two hours before confronting him with a large knife, a court has heard.
Kirsty Needham and Stephanie Gardiner Another scandal has hit the O'Farrell government, with the director-general of the department of family and community services, Jim Moore, stepping down from the role after facing domestic violence...
Stephanie Gardiner The NSW mother who let her daughter starve to death in a ''putrid'' room had her life sentence quashed after the Court of Criminal Appeal found it was not in the worst category of murder.