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Adam Cooper Would-be robbers fled after potential victim pretended to faint at gunman's feet.
Jailing man who sexually abused his daughter, judge says court has 'special duty to protect children'
Adam Cooper Jailing a man who abused one of his daughters more than 35 years ago, a County Court judge said courts had a special duty to protect children.
Adam Cooper, Marissa Calligeros A man charged with stabbing a man in Melbourne's north has appeared before court and been remanded in custody.
Adam Cooper and Mark Russell Prosecutors appeal against the jail term given to a man who repeatedly raped, bashed and degraded a backpacker over six weeks in a Melbourne hotel room.
Adam Cooper Staff of the premises hit by fake gun-toting Walter Mariani felt terrorised, unsafe at work and untrusting, a court heard.
Adam Cooper A teenage gunman who blasted a shotgun across a busy highway in pursuit of a truckie has been jailed for four years and three months.
Adam Cooper, Tammy Mills and Cameron Houston The ex-husband of Teresa Mancuso, allegedly stabbed to death almost two years ago in Melbourne's north, has faced court charged with her murder.
Adam Cooper A man who sexually assaulted his daughter and a niece, and who strapped another daughter for wagging school - in a series of offending spanning 20 years - has walked free from court on...
Adam Cooper Friends of a woman murdered in her home by her estranged husband have told a court of their heartbreak at seeing four children effectively orphaned by the loss of their parents.
Adam Cooper A Finnish pilot who helped his wife and an associate carry almost $900,000 in dirty money out of a Melbourne hotel can leave Australia immediately despite a judge imposing a jail term.
Adam Cooper A teacher who used a pen camera to film up the skirts and dresses of his students over a two-year period has been jailed.
Adam Cooper and Dave Carter Victoria Police has staved off potential contempt of court proceedings raised by a lawyer for one of the key figures involved in the campaign against former top cop Simon Overland.
Adam Cooper A medical assessment on the man charged with murdering schoolgirl Masa Vukotic will help determine whether he is fit to enter a plea, a court has been told.
Adam Cooper A police prosecutor has fronted court charged with perverting the course of justice, after he allegedly assisted a motorist he knew by altering the case against the driver.
Adam Cooper A rapist who had planned to attack one of the schoolgirls he watched passing his home has been jailed for eight and a half years for a crime a judge described as the stuff of horror movies.
Adam Cooper and Steve Butcher Two men with alleged links to the Comancheros motorcycle gang have pleaded guilty to their roles in a home invasion in which police say a man had boiling water poured over him.
Adam Cooper A Finnish pilot has pleaded guilty to helping his wife and an associate carry almost $900,000 in dirty money out of a Melbourne hotel and into a taxi.
Mark Russell, Adam Cooper A Metro driver charged over the death of a teenager who fell from a train platform has appeared briefly in court.
Adam Cooper A man who raped a schoolgirl at knifepoint in broad daylight had been filming other girls who walked past his home in the weeks before the attack, a court has been told.
Adam Cooper The driver of a ute allegedly pursuing a car moments before a crash claimed the lives of two men has been committed to stand trial on charges of culpable driving causing death.