Adam Cooper

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Inquest to be held over death of baby Chloe Murphy

Adam Cooper An inquest will probe the death of a 10-month-old baby whose parents found her limp and struggling to breathe after leaving her in the care of a babysitter.

Man in court charged with murder after body found on road

Adam Cooper A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of a man whose body was found on a Melbourne road last week.

Netball administrator stole $209,000, court told

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Adam Cooper A netball administrator siphoned $209,000 of money earmarked for junior and social players into her own bank accounts because she felt the sport owed her, a court has heard.

Murder accused considered man worth $250,000, court told

Adam Cooper A grandfather found dead in his home was considered by one of the men charged with his murder to be worth up to $250,000, a court has heard.

Woman charged over handbag theft after allegedly 'recruiting' young boys


Adam Cooper A mother believed to have recruited her two young sons to pinch a handbag from a high-end Melbourne restaurant has been charged.

Murder accused Luke Maybus committed to stand trial


Adam Cooper A man with links to the Bandidos has been committed to stand trial for murder.

Former Ivanhoe Grammar teacher Graeme Keith Harder had sexual relationship with boy, court told

Former Ivanhoe Grammar School teacher Graeme Harder.

Adam Cooper A teacher at one of Melbourne's most prestigious schools had a four-month sexual relationship with a teenage boy by exploiting him through the lure of trips away and outdoor activities, a court...

Siege accused headed to trial without a lawyer

Adam Cooper A man accused of holding a woman hostage in a Melbourne restaurant has been sent to trial without legal representation after dropping his lawyer.

Bail refused for teen charged with riding mini motorbike in fatal crash

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Adam Cooper The teen charged with riding the mini motorbike that hit and killed a mother outside a Carrum Downs shopping centre has been refused bail after a magistrate raised concerns about keeping the public...

Coroner unsure if baby's fatal injury was accidental or deliberate

Adam Cooper A coroner has been unable to determine whether a fatal brain injury suffered by a newborn baby girl was the result of an accident or deliberately inflicted.

Carrum Downs hit-run: Magistrate unlikely to grant bail to Caleb Jakobsson

Andrea Lehane, who died on Friday, pictured with her husband James Lehane.

Adam Cooper A magistrate has indicated he will refuse bail to the teen charged with riding the mini motorbike that hit and killed a mother outside a Carrum Downs shopping centre.

Two men accused of murdering Simone Quinlan request not to attend court

Three men are alleged to have murdered Simone Quinlan in Bacchus Marsh on August 25.

Adam Cooper Two of the three men charged with the murder of missing mother-of-two Simone Quinlan have requested not to appear in court.

Former bikie enforcer Toby Mitchell charged in drug trafficking investigation

Toby Mitchell

Chris Vedelago, Nino Bucci, Adam Cooper, Cameron Houston Former bikie enforcer and underworld figure Toby Mitchell has been charged as part of a drug trafficking investigation by the Australian Federal Police.

'Manifestly inadequate': DPP appeals jail term for 'cowardly' murder

DPP appeals 'cowardly' murder

Adam Cooper and Mark Russell Victoria's top prosecutor has appealed against the sentence imposed on a man who brutally beat his ex-girlfriend to death with a kitchen stool, on the grounds the penalty was manifestly inadequate.

Police should have called off fatal pursuit much earlier, coroner finds

Adam Cooper A Victorian coroner who investigated a road crash that killed two men has found police should have called off their pursuit of one of the driver's much earlier than they did.

Man who duped people in online scams jailed for almost five years

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Adam Cooper  A young man who duped dozens of people in online scams while breaking free from a strict Baptist upbringing has been jailed for almost five years.

Former Holmes a Court executive jailed over car-loan fraud


Adam Cooper  A one-time lieutenant in the Holmes a Court empire has been jailed for at least five years for the role he played in an elaborate fraud scheme that netted millions of dollars from Australian...