Stephanie Gardiner

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

Man on murder charge, who blamed boy's death on fall from pogo stick, denied bail

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Stephanie Gardiner A man accused of murdering his girlfriend's seven-year-old son and later blaming it on an accidental fall from a pogo stick has been denied bail.

Accused murderer Katherine Abdallah in 'anguish' after stabbing flatmate, court hears

Self defence plea: Katherine Abdallah with her barrister, Gregory Stanton, at a court hearing on February 4.

Stephanie Gardiner In a room filled with the chaos of a fight - shattered glass, a broken phone and paper strewn on the floor - Katherine Abdallah made a triple-0 call as she washed the blood off the knives she had...

'Lovely soul' mother dead in crash, children trapped for nine hours

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Stephanie Gardiner It was a poignant message from a woman searching for her sister. "Has anyone seen Jacqui Britton today?" Emma Britton wrote on Facebook on Monday morning.

Skateboarder dies after sliding into path of truck

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Stephanie Gardiner A German tourist has died after he fell off his skateboard while riding down a steep hill in Kangaroo Valley and slid into the path of a truck.

Bega car crash kills mother but baby and toddler survive in back seat

Police are investigating whether oil may have caused a two-car crash.

Stephanie Gardiner A baby and toddler survived nine hours trapped in the wreckage of a car, in a crash that killed their mother after a morning trip to a swimming pool in the state's south.

'Jedi Council' sex ring leader Hastings Fredrickson sentenced to 15 months

On bail: Hastings Fredrickson.

Stephanie Gardiner The words of one of Hastings Fredrickson's victims cut through the formalities of the courtroom: "Women are not objects for you to play around with."

Catholic and Muslim leaders are calling for mercy as two Bali Nine leaders face execution

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Stephanie Gardiner The Catholic Archbishop of Sydney and the Grand Mufti of Australia say condemned men Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran are reformed and should be given a second chance in society.

NSW prison officer groped inmate's breast and buttock, commission finds

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Stephanie Gardiner A Corrective Services officer disciplined once for sexual harassment has been found guilty of touching an inmate's breast while handcuffing her and then groping her as she climbed into a prison van.

Katherine Abdallah on trial for murder of flatmate Suzie Sarkis

Katherine Abdallah with her barrister Gregory Stanton outside the Supreme Court on Wednesday.

Stephanie Gardiner When police told Katherine Abdallah✓ her flatmate had damaged her black Mercedes, she allegedly told the officers: "She's going to be in serious trouble when I get her.

Joseph Rosenburg guilty of raping drunk teenager in Hyde Park

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Stephanie Gardiner The man insisted that the drunk, sick teenager he approached on a Sydney street wanted to have sex with him in Hyde Park.

Prison officer charged with attempted murder of husband

Stephanie Gardiner Two more people have been charged with attempted murder, after a senior NSW prison officer allegedly poured petrol around a car her husband was sleeping in.

Prison officer charged after attempting to murder husband

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Stephanie Gardiner A senior Corrective Services officer has been charged with attempted murder, after she allegedly poured petrol around a car her husband was sleeping in.

Bus driver pleads guilty over death of pedestrian in Sydney CBD

Bus driver Robert Reid leaves court with his daughter on Monday.

Stephanie Gardiner Veteran bus driver Robert Reid took his eyes off the road for just a moment to wave at a colleague who had let him through a busy Sydney intersection.

'She was hysterical, just crying': Woman recalls friend's state after alleged Hyde Park rape

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Stephanie Gardiner She had leaves and sticks in her hair and stuck to her back, scratches on her legs, her make-up was smeared all over her face and she was hyperventilating.

'He's hurt me, he raped me': accused Hyde Park rapist on trial

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Stephanie Gardiner A man accused of raping a teenager in Hyde Park allegedly told her "I'm not going to kill you if you go with it", a court has heard.

Rozelle blast accused Adeel Khan faces extra charges

Adeel Khan has been additionally charged with reckless damage.

Stephanie Gardiner The man accused of setting fire to his Rozelle shop to claim insurance money has been charged with extra offences over the devastating explosion, which killed three people.

Anzac Bridge rapist jailed for six years

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Stephanie Gardiner “Hi, are you walking home?” With those seemingly friendly words, Amir Mohebbifar✓ began a violent sexual attack on a 19-year-old woman as she walked home on the Anzac Bridge.

Police 'inflaming' case of men charged after terror raids: lawyer

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Stephanie Gardiner The lawyer for two men charged after anti-terror raids allegedly uncovered ammunition and unauthorised guns in western Sydney says police are trying to "inflame" the case and "poison" the mind of the...

Female doctor suspended for having sex with patient, using Facebook to share blood test results

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Stephanie Gardiner An outback doctor has been suspended for suggesting sex with a patient after examining his genitals, and having sex with a different patient soon after treating his wife and step-daughter.

Saviours of summer: Pool attendant

Stephanie Gardiner Up to 8000 people a day come to Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre, keeping pool attendant Alana Dulgaro ever vigilant.