Stephanie Gardiner

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

Jail for brothel keeper who enslaved women

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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.

Milat appeals severity of axe murder sentence

Convicted murderer Matthew Milat being led away after being sentenced for the murder of David Auchterlonie in Sydney.

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.

Jail is no bar to threats, drug deals

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Stephanie Gardiner ''I am at war with the officers … they are trying to break me … to starve me … they play mind games with me.''

Skating rink fall: hobbled truckie awarded $150,000

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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.

Man blamed by accused for shooting was still in bed, court told

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.

Acquitted of murder: Wood sues media outlets

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Stephanie Gardiner Gordon Wood, who was acquitted of the murder of his girlfriend Caroline Byrne, is suing several media outlets for defamation.

Family claps after jury's guilty verdict on killings

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.

Taxi driver banned for inviting teen to try prostitution

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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.

Girlfriend killed in vicious, inhuman attack: judge

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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.

Accused sorry he had gun, court told

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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.

'I wish I hadn't have had the gun': Rixon accused denies murdering officer

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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.

Teardrop killer had long history of violence

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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...

'I'm sorry I'm in this situation': murderer's remorse questioned in court

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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.

Teen pulled knife out before dying, court told

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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.

Knife death: man threatened to kill teen, court told

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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.

Community services boss is sidelined

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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...

Sentence cut for starving daughter to death

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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.

Murder trial told fights part of Italian culture

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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...

Ebony's starvation: mother's life sentence reduced on appeal

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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.

'My bubala': father's grief over murder of Jazmin-Jean

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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.