Adam Cooper

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Open homicide finding in Lucia Amenta body-in-barrel case

Adam Cooper The murder of an elderly woman whose remains were found in a barrel 21 months after her disappearance will remain an open homicide because the State Coroner found he could not take his probe any...

Two Thai nationals to be tried for murder of Luke Mitchell

Luke Mitchell.

Adam Cooper Two Thai nationals have been committed to stand trial for murder over the fatal stabbing of Luke Mitchell outside a Brunswick convenience store.

Undercover police offered black market knuckle dusters and Tasers, court hears

Adam Cooper A man illegally imported thousands of knuckle dusters, tasers and extendable batons into Australia and later offered to sell some to undercover police, court documents show.

Wife of poker player to face court with husband over alleged deception

Adam Cooper The wife of a professional poker player charged over a $100 million fraud case is likely to face the same committal hearing as her husband because their alleged offending was similar in nature, a...

Police officer accused of assaulting a train commuter feared he was going to be spat on

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Adam Cooper A police officer charged with assaulting a train commuter by forcing him into a cell wall has defended his actions in court, by maintaining he feared he was going to be spat on.

Suspended jockey Danny Nikolic to contest perjury charges over traffic accident

Danny Nikolic.

Adam Cooper Suspended jockey Danny Nikolic will argue that he never go before a jury on charges that allege he gave false evidence to a court over a traffic accident, a magistrate has heard.

Man charged over Narre Warren attack

Justice

Benjamin Millar and Adam Cooper Homicide Squad detectives have charged a 27-year-old man over the brutal attack of a woman in Melbourne’s south-east early Sunday morning.

Woman to stand trial for supplying prostitutes

Adam Cooper A woman accused of running a syndicate supplying sex workers to four Melbourne brothels has been granted bail on the condition she provide $100,000 surety.

Woman jailed over stabbing, bashing attack

Adam Cooper A woman who bashed, repeatedly stabbed and threatened to kill an associate's ex-girlfriend has been jailed for five and a half years.

Boy, 15, should never have had possession of weapon that killed him, devastated parents say

Adam Cooper Darren Cowan was a kid once, but won't accept that the weapon that killed his son was the sort boys have long used seeking teenage adventure.

Alleged crime boss Fadi Haddara refused bail

Alleged crime boss denied bail

Adam Cooper Alleged crime boss Fadi Haddara has again been denied bail even though a magistrate has conceded he faces a wait of up to two years in jail before he goes to trial.

Bomb-makers joked about hitting cyclist, court hears

Two men accused of making pipe bombs and threatening cyclist.

Adam Cooper Two friends who cast a destructive path across Melbourne's northern outskirts with home-made bombs also joked about running down a cyclist while in their car, a court has heard.

Man charged with raping schoolgirl in Ringwood

Accused rapist has appeared before court.

Nick Toscano and Adam Cooper A man accused of attacking a schoolgirl and raping her while she was walking home in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs also told a bystander he would kill the girl, a hearing has been told.

Melbourne prestige car dealer Tony Dockerty run down by car, police allege

Man faces court over Gold Coast shooting

Tammy Mills and Adam Cooper A 69-year-old man has fronted court after being charged with the murder of prestige car dealer Tony Dockerty, who police allege was run down with a car.

Bail for teen accused of trying to take child

Melbourne Magistrates Court.

Adam Cooper A teenager accused of trying to take away a toddler from her family has been granted bail so she can continue with mental-health treatment.

Former VFL doctor on charges of issuing prescribed medicine to bikies

Adam Cooper A former Western Bulldogs club doctor who is accused of issuing prescribed medicine to associates of the Hells Angels could have his case referred to a higher court.

Towing company fined $80,000 for litany of licence breaches

Adam Cooper A towing company that bullied a rival operator into removing haulage chains from a truck that was dangling precariously over an off-ramp has been fined $80,000.

Money launderers jailed over $900,000 crooked cash scheme

A man and woman involved in a money laundering scheme have been jailed.

Adam Cooper A Finnish national and a Chinese man have been sentenced to prison terms for their roles in an international money laundering scheme in which almost $900,000 was seized in Melbourne.

Saucepan and dog lead used to murder interior designer Stuart Rattle, court hears

Interior designer Stuart Rattle.

Adam Cooper The boyfriend of Stuart Rattle killed the interior designer and then maintained a charade of normality for five days before trying to conceal the murder in a fire, according to court documents.

Interior designer Stuart Rattle's boyfriend Michael O'Neill pleads guilty to murder

Adam Cooper The boyfriend of Stuart Rattle has pleaded guilty to murdering the renowned interior designer.