Stephanie Gardiner

Stephanie Gardiner is a reporter at The Sydney Morning Herald. Email or tweet her with your news tips.

Physio sues after collision with players

Alison Donnan

Stephanie Gardiner A Sydney physiotherapist who worked for Manly Rugby Union club says an onfield collision with players left her depressed, unable to care for her young child without suffering pain, and cost her 80...

Officer in fatal crash was on emergency call

Stephanie Gardiner Nefley Takacs spent her Wednesday morning at a yoga class, while her husband played bowls.

Murder conviction for punch to the jaw that ended man's life

Stephanie Gardiner, Lauren Farrow It was a spontaneous street fight between two acquaintances that left one man dead and the other convicted of murder.

Eleven killed to hide $85 drug theft

roger dean

Paul Bibby, Lisa Davies, Stephanie Gardiner For the first time prosecutors have revealed why Roger Kingsley Dean set fire to the Quakers Hill nursing home: to destroy evidence that he had stolen about 230 tablets prescribed to the residents.

Roger Dean pleads guilty to murder over nursing home fire

Dean

Lisa Davies, Stephanie Gardiner, Paul Bibby He was the aged-care nurse entrusted to treat the elderly and infirm, but instead Roger Dean started a fatal blaze and murdered 11 helpless nursing home residents.

Note passed between pair accused of murder

Mario

Stephanie Gardiner It was a note written in Italian, folded in four and passed in the dock at a murder trial. In the NSW Supreme Court on Thursday, the jury at the trial of Giuseppe Di Cianni and Josephine Pintabona...

Assault sparks review of primary school security

Haberfield Public School in Sydney

Stephanie Gardiner The unknown man came into Haberfield Public School, assaulted four girls in an external stairwell in an attack that lasted less than a minute, and left.

Man jailed for sex attack 22 years ago

Judge

Stephanie Gardiner Born in Hungary, she survived the Holocaust and made a life for herself in Sydney.

'Heinous' decision: man who stabbed boxing champion jailed for manslaughter

John Marceta

Stephanie Gardiner Knowing that the man who had just kicked in his front door was a boxing champion, Craig Charles Pitts made the "heinous" decision to pick up a kitchen knife.

Stabbed brothers fought with their killer, court told

At about 9:30am (Thursday 7 May 2009), police from Leichhardt Local Area Command were called to a house in Goodsir Street where they discovered 56-year-old Albert Frisoli and his brother, 52-year-old Mario, had been stabbed and were deceased. 08 May 2009. Photo supplied from NSW Police. Image shows Albert Frisoli.

Stephanie Gardiner Two brothers stabbed to death in their Sydney home appeared to have struggled with their killer, a court has been told.

Man found guilty of girlfriend's death

Sean Lee King

Stephanie Gardiner Sean Lee King says he can't remember much about the night he murdered his girlfriend, when he stomped on her and left her battered body on her mother's kitchen floor.

Mosman woman's death puts spotlight on domestic violence

Elliot Coulson and Kate Malonyay

Stephanie Gardiner, Ilya Gridneff It was the horrific end to an already terrible tale. The death of 32-year-old Mosman resident Kate Malonyay was followed a few days later by her ex-boyfriend Elliott Coulson plunging to his death...

'Just stay out of my life': texts show control over Jazmin-Jean, court told

Jazmin-Jean Ajbschitz

Stephanie Gardiner Five days before he killed his girlfriend, Sean Lee King sent her a text message saying "just stay out of my life".

Accused killer was 'full on' after smoking ice, friend tells court

Ultimo murder victim, Jazmin-Jean Ajbschitz (also known as Jazmin Larter). Supplied by friends. ** Low res image be careful!!!***

Stephanie Gardiner Sean Lee King, who is accused of murdering his girlfriend, would sometimes become "full on" when he smoked ice, a longtime friend has told his trial.

Six years for fatally bashing girlfriend's son

Bailey Constable.

Stephanie Gardiner A man who was like a "ticking time bomb" when he was high on drugs has been sentenced to at least six years for the bashing death of his girlfriend's four-year-old son.

Elijah's 'sad and unexpected' death due to natural causes, coroner rules

Elijah Slavkovic

Stephanie Gardiner The "sad and unexpected" death of a three-month-old boy suffering meningococcal meningitis, who was not given antibiotics for more than six hours, was the result of natural causes, a coroner has...

Accused killer can't recall key 26 minutes

Jazmin-Jean Ajbschitz

Stephanie Gardiner Twenty-six minutes. That's how long Sean Lee King was with Jazmin-Jean Ajbschitz on the night he killed her, his murder trial has heard.

Drugs led to fights and then a killing

Stephanie Gardiner Sean King will spend his 27th birthday on Thursday on trial for murdering the woman he says he loved.

Boyfriend 'was spinning out on drugs' on night he killed girlfriend

Stephanie Gardiner The last thing Sean Lee King says he remembers before he killed his girlfriend was going up to her apartment in an elevator.

Court hears fatal injuries may have been caused by 'stomping'

Ultimo murder victim, Jazmin-Jean Ajbschitz (also known as Jazmin Larter). Supplied by friends. ** Low res image be careful!!!***

Stephanie Gardiner Sydney man Sean Lee King may have jumped or stomped on his girlfriend's heart with ''extreme force'', killing her almost immediately, his murder trial has been told.