Stephanie Gardiner

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

Matthew Tupper fined for scratching woman's car after finding 'prick' letter

Fined: Matthew Tupper.

Stephanie Gardiner The note stuck on the windscreen said: "Please call this number and I'll move my car, you inconsiderate prick". But Matthew Tupper took a different course of action.

'Nothing to lose': Rodney Boatswain, accused killer of Helen Dawson Key, to stay in jail

Helen Dawson Key, who was shot through the screen door of her Toongabbie home.

Stephanie Gardiner The shooting was "cold-blooded", the weapon is missing, the accused man is dying and has "nothing to lose".

Murderer Terrence Leary pleads guilty to attack on Sydney woman while on parole

Vanessa Hoson, who was murdered by Terrence John Leary in 1990.

Stephanie Gardiner In 1990, Terrence John Leary broke into a teenager's room and beat her to death with a hammer when she refused to have sex with him. Now he's admitted a violent attack on another woman.

Sydney teacher wins $285,000 in damages after shopping trolley fall

Stephanie Gardiner With a week's worth of groceries, a bag of nappies, and her young daughter sitting in the shopping trolley, Despina Cavric✓ walked towards her car. But the regular shopping trip went awry.

Taxi driver banned after driving woman to a secluded spot and taking photos of her

Courts generic

Stephanie Gardiner After a night out in Kings Cross, a woman looked at her phone and saw close-up photographs of herself, and the message: "hey sassy, come ana get a ride with me anyiime".

Manisha Patel found guilty of murdering former lover's fiancee Purvi Joshi


Stephanie Gardiner, Emma Partridge "I love you, I hate you, I love you, I hate you".

Family search for answers after suspected gangland shooting at Punchbowl

Hedi Ayoub was shot dead in a Punchbowl playground.

Emma Partridge, Stephanie Gardiner The family of a man killed in a suspected gangland shooting in a Sydney playground were begging for answers at Glebe Coroner's Court on Tuesday morning.

Paul Rossington and Kristen Schroder died after 'dramatic gesture' on Carnival Spirit, coroner finds

Paul Rossington and Kristen Schroder.

Stephanie Gardiner The love between Paul Rossington and Kristen Schroder was most obvious in their final moments, before they died a lonely death in a dark ocean.

I shot someone and thought I'd be caught by now: Rodney Boatswain, accused of killing Helen Dawson Key

Shot dead: Helen Dawson Key.

Stephanie Gardiner Rodney Boatswain is a "dying man wanting to spend his remaining days with his family".

Judge discharges juror in trial of Robert Xie, accused of Lin family killings

Lian Bin

Stephanie Gardiner Justice Elizabeth Fullerton told the remaining jurors she had directed the man not to contact any of them, and they should not contact him, until after the trial is over.

Kathy Lin fears she will be charged over family's killings: Xie trial

 Kathy Lin

Stephanie Gardiner Kathy Lin is concerned police will charge her in connection with the killings of her five relatives, describing herself and her husband as victims.

Fatal dirt bike crash: Man held responsible for best friend's death loses appeal

Luke Casey, who was found guilty of dangerous driving causing the death of his close friend Adam Ryan.

Stephanie Gardiner Luke Casey considered Adam Ryan to be his best friend, and a big brother figure. But both men's lives changed forever when they got on a motorbike to visit a friend on Anzac Day 2011.

Jury for Allira Green stabbing case discharged after being unable to reach verdict

Anguish: Nadia Green-Simms leaves court.

Stephanie Gardiner The jury at the trial of Christopher John Anderson, accused of stabbing his pregnant girlfriend in the heart, has been discharged after being unable to reach a verdict.

Amin Sthapit murder trial: Juror says Buddhist beliefs prevented him reaching a guilty murder verdict

Roy Tabalbag, right with his former girlfriend Gee Cy Rebacus, is accused of the murder of her lover.

Stephanie Gardiner After two weeks of evidence and hours of deliberations at the trial of a Sydney man who stabbed his girlfriend's lover to death, a juror told fellow jury members he couldn't reach a verdict because...

'Utterly obsessed' Sydney killer Yusuf Aytugrul granted sentence cut

Murder victim Sevda Bayrak (centre) pictured with her sisters Semra and Havva.

Stephanie Gardiner Yusuf Aytugrul stalked his former girlfriend for months before he stabbed her to death in her Parramatta unit. Now a legal loophole means his sentence has been cut.

Police conduct to be investigated after man's death in northern NSW

Stephanie Gardiner Police will investigate their own conduct after a body believed to be that of a missing man was found in bushland in northern NSW.

Comrie Cullen's murder shines a light on domestic violence

Comrie Cullen was murdered by her estranged husband Christopher Cullen despite an AVO against him and the efforts of friends and family to intervene.

Stephanie Gardiner The murder of Comrie Cullen, and its similarities to the Simon Gittany case, seemed to make Australia sit up and notice domestic violence.

Christopher Cullen found guilty of his wife Comrie Cullen's stabbing murder

Victoria Comrie Cullen was murdered by her husband Christopher Cullen.

Stephanie Gardiner Christopher Cullen argued he had been provoked and was acting in self-defence when he slit his wife Comrie Cullen's throat. But a jury has found him guilty of her murder.

'Pogo stick' child death: grandmother tells mother boy had nowhere to turn

Scales of justice

Stephanie Gardiner The grandmother of a seven-year-old boy who died after months of neglect and abuse has told the mother of the grief felt by his siblings and that she has failed as a parent.

Daniel Christie punched after challenge to Shaun McNeil for hitting teen drug dealers: court

Kings Cross death: Daniel Christie.

Stephanie Gardiner Daniel Christie asked Shaun McNeil "What are you hitting kids for?" before punch that led to his death, court hears.