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Adam Cooper A daughter of murdered police informer Terence Hodson says her family has been denied justice after the State Coroner made an open finding into two of the most significant killings in Melbourne's...
Adam Cooper A Melbourne barber confronted and fatally stabbed a neighbour after rocks were thrown at his business window, a court has heard.
Adam Cooper A detective at the centre of a search for a fugitive who later died in a siege was unaware Victoria Police had alerted media to the manhunt, a coroner has been told.
Adam Cooper A man in a stolen car was under the influence of alcohol when involved in a crash that left a 74-year-old woman fighting for her life, court documents allege.
Adam Cooper A young Melbourne man described as the weapons supplier for an alleged terror plot on Anzac Day has pleaded guilty to a string of charges.
Adam Cooper Parts of a coronial brief into the death of Numan Haider - the teen who stabbed two policemen before he was shot - could be redacted because of security concerns.
Adam Cooper Twin baby girls - one killed by their mother and the other seriously injured - had bruises on them when separately seen by two council nurses in the month before the death, a coroner has...
Adam Cooper A former boxer accused of threatening to push chopsticks into a man's ears has been granted bail so he can undergo knee surgery and help his struggling son.
Adam Cooper Toby Mitchell is out of custody after a court was told a compulsive liar who made allegations against him had developed an "obsessional infatuation" with the former bikie enforcer.
Adam Cooper Lawyers for a woman charged with murdering a four-year-old boy and his grandmother say they need time to analyse thousands of social media messages between her and her former lover.
Adam Cooper A tree that lost a limb that crushed and killed a four-year-old girl was given an all-clear in a safety inspection by a council arborist made three months earlier, an inquest has heard.
Rania Spooner and Adam Cooper The police pursuit that ended with the death of a 21-year-old man in Melbourne's north last year would not have happened under Victoria Police's new pursuit guidelines, an inquest has heard.
Adam Cooper A man extradited from Western Australia has faced court over sexual assault allegations dating back more than 25 years.
Adam Cooper An experienced police detective has pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography images and films.
Adam Cooper A speeding drink-driver who crashed his car tried to bribe a witness not to call police while the driver's life-long friend lay unconscious with a serious head injury, a court has heard.
Adam Cooper Victorian legal bodies have told the inquest for Darcey Iris Freeman that sufficient measures are in place to have lawyers and court officials report family violence concerns.
GP told that Darcey Freeman might be at risk from her father wouldn't have done anything differently, inquest hears
Adam Cooper The doctor told of worries Darcey Freeman might be at risk from her father, but who did not pass those concerns onto authorities, says he wouldn't have done anything differently in hindsight, an...
Adam Cooper The mother of Darcey Freeman, the little girl thrown off the West Gate Bridge by her father, told three doctors of concerns about her ex-husband and their children but the reports did not result in...
Adam Cooper A young winter-sports athlete unintentionally asphyxiated a man he suspected was a peeping Tom, a coroner has found.
Adam Cooper A new father vigorously shook and struck his eight-week-old son on the head because the baby wouldn't sleep, a court has heard.