Stephanie Gardiner is a reporter at The Sydney Morning Herald. Email or tweet her with your news tips.
Stephanie Gardiner There is a bottle of homemade pasta sauce used as an alibi for the evening two Sydney brothers were stabbed to death, a rump steak to explain a bloodstain and the Italian culture to account for a...
Stephanie Gardiner A mother who left her daughter to die from starvation has had her life sentence quashed, with the appeal court finding the case was not in the worst category of offences.
Stephanie Gardiner Jazmin-Jean Ajbschitz's father came to Australia hoping for a life free of violence and persecution, like that suffered by his family who were refugees after the Holocaust.
Stephanie Gardiner In the months before he lit the fires that killed 11 people at Quakers Hill nursing home, Roger Dean told friends in his Bible study group he was gay and was worried people at his church were talking...
Stephanie Gardiner When Caesar Galea's family saw news footage of him being wheeled into an ambulance after the Quakers Hill nursing home fire, their hearts lifted for a brief moment.
Paul Bibby, Stephanie Gardiner The death of a 79-year-old retired teacher who was hit by a police car rushing to an emergency was the result of misadventure and involved no wrongdoing by the officer involved, a coroner has found.
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...
Stephanie Gardiner Nefley Takacs spent her Wednesday morning at a yoga class, while her husband played bowls.
Stephanie Gardiner, Lauren Farrow It was a spontaneous street fight between two acquaintances that left one man dead and the other convicted of murder.
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.
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.
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...
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.
Stephanie Gardiner Born in Hungary, she survived the Holocaust and made a life for herself in Sydney.
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.
Stephanie Gardiner Two brothers stabbed to death in their Sydney home appeared to have struggled with their killer, a court has been told.
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.
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...
Stephanie Gardiner Five days before he killed his girlfriend, Sean Lee King sent her a text message saying "just stay out of my life".
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.