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Adam Cooper Serial killer Peter Dupas has been excused from giving evidence about the murder of a 95-year-old woman, and his lawyer has raised doubts he will ever get a fair trial even if charged.
Adam Cooper Serial killer Peter Dupas spoke to a cell mate about murdering a 95-year-old woman, according to the former lawyer whose testimony helped convict him of another killing.
Adam Cooper A man accused by a judge of drawing satisfaction from "terrorising people" with a knife has been granted bail, but warned he was "one slip-up" away from a long stint in custody.
Deaths of paraglider pilot Rob Lithgow and Bruce Ottoway investigated by Coroner amid questions over safety
Adam Cooper A complaint about a pilot and the role Australia's air-safety watchdog plays in governing paragliding could become key parts of a coroner's investigation into a fatal crash in which two men died.
Homeless man Scott Miller pleads guilty to raping and murdering pastry chef Renea Lau in Kings Domain
Mark Russell, Adam Cooper A homeless man has formally pleaded guilty to raping and murdering a pastry chef in Melbourne’s Kings Domain.
Adam Cooper Two men charged with murder were seen armed with a shotgun and intending to meet a man who was killed soon after, a court has heard.
Adam Cooper A woman who assaulted five women and threatened an off-duty policewoman in a series of attacks across Melbourne's public transport system has been jailed.
Adam Cooper Three men with links to the Bandidos bikie gang have been remanded in custody over the murder of Dandenong glazier Michael Strike.
Adam Cooper A homeless man has pleaded guilty to the rape and murder of pastry chef, Renea Lau, in Melbourne's Kings Domain.
Mark Russell and Adam Cooper A man who claims former Bandidos sergeant-at-arms, Toby Mitchell, punched and threatned him with a gun while demanding $300,000, brought his baby daughter to the meeting for protection, a...
Adam Cooper A woman who fatally stabbed her cousin after an argument has pleaded guilty to manslaughter.
Adam Cooper A man forced his pregnant wife to have sex against her will in an attempt to have their baby aborted, a court has heard.
Anna Whitelaw, Adam Cooper A 58-year-old man has been charged with murder and appeared in court over the stabbing death of a man in Melbourne's south-east at the weekend.
Adam Cooper Three men who bashed AFL footballers Jeff Garlett and Mitch Robinson during a street brawl have been spared jail terms.
Adam Cooper Two Carlton footballers suffered head injuries in a street fight with a group of men that was sparked by an argument over a taxi, a court has heard.
Adam Cooper An elderly man stabbed to death in his home was harassed for cigarettes in the days before his death by the man who was later charged with his murder, court documents allege.
Adam Cooper A woman who is in jail for giving drugs to a boy who later died, has been spared a longer stint in prison so she could avoid losing her home while in custody.
Adam Cooper and Timna Jacks Victoria's highest court reduced the length of jail terms for criminal offenders in nearly one in four cases last year, prompting claims lower-court judges might may be under pressure to impose...
Adam Cooper A man repeatedly raped a drug-affected woman in plain view of passers-by on Christmas Eve, a court has been told.
Adam Cooper A man fired eight arrows from a crossbow into the home of a family member in an alleged attack that left his elderly relative critically injured.