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Daniel Veerman pleads guilty to manslaughter of Kyal Scanlon

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Adam Cooper The day after he killed a father of five, Daniel Veerman was responsible for a fatal road accident, hitting a cyclist while speeding.

Garren Philp, third man charged with Bayles murder of Raymond Parker, appears in court

Adam Cooper and Tammy Mills A third man accused of murdering retired butcher Raymond Parker is also charged with stealing his $35,000 ute last year, according to court documents.

Former magistrate ordered to pay sex abuse victim $74,000

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Adam Cooper A man molested by former magistrate Simon Cooper has been awarded almost $74,000 in compensation, and has urged other victims of sexual abuse to report the crimes against them.

Bail granted to Brett Penrose, charged with murdering baby Charlotte Keen

Baby Charlotte Keen who died in 2004.

Adam Cooper A man accused of murdering an 11-month-old baby more than a decade ago has been granted bail

Murder accused Jian Li admitted kill to police, court told

Adam Cooper A man charged with fatally stabbing his son's aunt after a birthday celebration admitted to police he was a murderer and asked investigators if they had found a knife, a court has heard.

Judge delays sentence for Thomas Doyle to ponder remorse

County Court.

Adam Cooper A judge has delayed sentencing a man who sexually abused a girl more than 50 years ago because he wanted to examine whether the man had displayed any remorse.

Ute driver jailed four years over Rathdowne Street rampage

Police inspect the ute that smashed into Carlton's North's Paragon Cafe in June last year.

Adam Cooper A man who drove a stolen ute onto a Carlton North footpath, sending diners and pedestrians diving for their lives, has been jailed for four and a half years.

Couple whose baby died after home birth waited three times longer for midwife than expected

Adam Cooper A couple whose daughter died days after she was born in a state-backed home-birthing program endured a wait for a midwife three times longer than they expected, a court has heard.

Drug-affected, sleep-deprived driver Jason Coomber jailed over fatal crash

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Adam Cooper A drug-affected driver had not slept for at least two nights when he crashed his car into a tree, killing his sole passenger, a court has heard.

No jail, but judge slams Deepak Dhankar for online deception that led to tryst

Deepak Dhankar leaves the Melbourne County Court with his wife and lawyer.

Adam Cooper A man whose online deception about his appearance allowed him into a woman's bed has been spared jail but had his actions criticised by a judge as "selfish, immature and inappropriate".

Praise in court for Khodr Taha, man who sent threatening tweets to police

Adam Cooper A magistrate has praised in court a man who sent threatening tweets to police and sympathised with terrorists, because he is complying with court orders.

Craig Thomson agrees to pay $25,000 court fine within two years

Photo by Penny Stephens . The Age.  Craig Thomson leaving the County  Court. 24th February 2015

Adam Cooper Former federal MP Craig Thomson has staved off the threat of jail time by striking a deal to pay his $25,000 court fine within two years.

Alleged bank fraudsters threatened harm to associate's baby, court told


Adam Cooper Police allege a professional poker player charged with defrauding $100 million from banks and other lenders was part of a group that threatened to harm an associate's baby unless the man obtained...

Dealer who traded drugs for police intelligence jailed

Methamphetamine (Ice)

Rania Spooner and Adam Cooper A drug dealer who incited a crooked police officer to access intelligence from the force's computer network in exchange for the drug ice has been jailed.

Coroner rules teenager's death in house fire was accidental

Adam Cooper A teenager who feared his home would be invaded by a drug gang died in a house fire most likely caused accidentally by a cigarette, a coroner has found.

Jockey assaulted girl 200 times, court told

Adam Cooper A jockey preyed on the daughter of a couple he regularly visited, bysexually assaulting her over a 13-year period, in offending that began more than half a century ago, a court has heard.

Serial fraudster has jail term extended for cheating tax office

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Adam Cooper A serial fraudster who was eligible for parole a fortnight ago must spend at least six more months in prison for claiming tax return refunds he wasn't entitled to.

Worker escapes conviction for starting fire

Adam Cooper A worker who sparked a bushfire when he used an angle grinder near dry grass on a hot day has been found not guilty of a criminal charge by a jury.

Fraudster linked to poker champion spared jail after turning prosecution witness

Adam Cooper An associate of a champion poker player charged over a $100 million fraud scheme has been spared a jail term after undertaking to give evidence against his co-accused.