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Adam Cooper A jury must decide whether a man shot and killed outside a Thomastown factory was murdered or was the victim of an accidental shooting by a business owner who feared he was about to be burgled.
Adam Cooper A man accused of the stabbing murder of his partner in a Sunshine shopping strip will dispute evidence he bought the knife, his lawyer has told a court.
Adam Cooper An 88-year-old retired priest will spend at least one year in prison for sexually assaulting a boy in his care more than 40 years ago.
Adam Cooper Former priest David Rapson will shortly be released from jail after having his convictions for sexually abusing eight boys at a Catholic boarding school quashed on appeal.
Adam Cooper The owner of a business where police seized thousands of pirated DVDs was selling counterfeit movies so he could send money back to his impoverished family in Vietnam, a court has heard.
Adam Cooper A property developer has recalled in court how he told four Comancheros to "take me away and kill me now" after feeling intimidated when they showed up at his house to discuss a debt.
Adam Cooper A man who had his wife pin down a girl while he sexually abused her has avoided jail because he was deemed unfit to stand trial for what a judge described as "selective mutism".
Adam Cooper A truck driver accused of accruing $128,000 worth of traffic fines in one year before he was involved in a head-on road crash has been denied bail.
Adam Cooper A former prison guard must now stay on the other side of a cell door after being jailed for smuggling contraband into Victoria’s largest maximum security jail.
Nino Bucci, Adam Cooper, Tammy Mills Two Comancheros broke the arms of a man who wished to leave the motorbike club during a daylight attack at a smash repair business, police allege.
Adam Cooper A truck driver swerved his vehicle towards another truck before over-correcting and crashing head-on with a car, a court has heard.
Adam Cooper A self-described "deadbeat" mother whose five-year-old son died after falling ill in the family's squalid home fainted in the dock as a prosecutor outlined the case in court.
Tammy Mills and Adam Cooper About $130 million of the drug ice was found in suitcases an apartment in inner Melbourne on Tuesday.
Adam Cooper The son of murdered police informer Terence Hodson has been urged by the state coroner to complete giving evidence at his parents’ inquest to help get ‘‘to the bottom of what...
Adam Cooper Drug kingpin Tony Mokbel claimed he contributed $50,000 to have police informer Terence Hodson murdered, an inquest has heard.
Adam Cooper Contract killer Rodney Collins✓ claimed he was approached by then detective Paul Dale✓ and asked if he would murder a police informer, an inquest has heard.
Steve Butcher and Adam Cooper Murdered Crown witness Terence Hodson and his wife Christine would be "alive today" if he had followed police advice not to use the back room of their Kew house where they were shot, a former senior...
Adam Cooper Gregory Brazel committed to stand trial over allegations he defrauded two inmates of almost $50,000.
Adam Cooper Former detective Paul Dale told a police informer who was later murdered he would be shot if he ever betrayed the policeman, an inquest has been told.
Rania Spooner and Adam Cooper Homicide detectives are questioning another two men over the death of Michael Sleiman who was found fatally wounded after his home was stormed on Australia Day.