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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.