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Adam Cooper An inmate fatally bashed at a Fulham prison could still be alive had guards been more responsive and CCTV cameras been in place, the state coroner has found.
Adam Cooper Crown casino bouncers displayed "a culture of wilful disregard for training and procedures" when they restrained a patron who lost consciousness and four days later died, the state coroner has found.
Adam Cooper A man who brutally raped a teenager almost 30 years ago apologised for his attack moments before he was jailed.
Adam Cooper A coroner who investigated a man's suicide at the Maribyrnong detention centre has urged authorities to consider allowing mental-health experts greater access to detainees, particularly at moments of...
Adam Cooper Former AFL star Nick Stevens has appealed against a jail term imposed for bashing his girlfriend and been granted bail to be freed from custody.
Adam Cooper A woman raped almost 30 years ago as a teenager has stared her attacker in the face and told him in court that his offending had changed her life forever.
Adam Cooper and Liam Mannix Former AFL player William 'Billy' Nicholls has been sentenced to 11 years in jail for shooting two men while he was under the effects of drugs.
Adam Cooper A young man who died after a fight outside a McDonald's restaurant was so drunk he was powerless to resist the actions of the man who allegedly attacked him, a court has heard.
Adam Cooper, Tammy Mills The midwives who assisted a Melbourne mother who died after a home birth should have better sought medical history which showed she suffered a hemorrhage during her first pregnancy, an...
Adam Cooper A woman was left with an acquired brain injury when she was pushed onto a road by her drunk boyfriend, and now cannot care for her four children by herself, a court has heard.
Adam Cooper "Career criminal" Rocco Arico, who had links to Carl Williams and another slain underworld figure threatened to kill an associate unless he was paid an alleged $100,000 drug debt, a court has heard.
Adam Cooper A magistrate has deferred a decision on whether to commit to trial two men accused of producing and selling fake Brett Whiteley paintings in an alleged scam worth $4.5 million.
Adam Cooper Lawyers for two men accused of producing and selling fake Brett Whiteley paintings have cited a lack of evidence in calling for their clients to be spared fronting a jury.
Adam Cooper, Rania Spooner A man accused of the 1987 rapes of a young woman and a toddler has been committed to stand trial despite defence doubts over the potential contamination of DNA evidence.
Adam Cooper and Nick Toscano Three men charged over the murder of a man whose severed body parts were found in the Maribyrnong River have been remanded in custody while "complex forensic evidence" is prepared.
Adam Guy pleads not guilty by way of mental impairment to the charge of murdering of his mother, Pasqualina
Adam Cooper A man charged with murdering his mother on the Mornington Peninsula has pleaded not guilty by way of mental impairment.
Adam Cooper A coroner has called for better safety measures in finding the deaths of three men who were electrocuted when tip trucks came into contact with overhead power lines should not have happened.
Adam Cooper A man who assaulted two women in Brunswick a week after he was released from jail will likely be put on strict supervision by authorities when he completes his latest stint in prison.
Adam Cooper and Jane Lee A coroner has cleared a man and woman who were the last people to see alive a teenager who disappeared 35 years ago.
Adam Cooper A magistrate has signalled he will jail former AFL star Nick Stevens for assaulting his ex-girlfriend in what was described in a court as "sustained violence" against a woman.