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Alleged killer couldn't hide blood marks from lover's body, court hears

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Mark Russell A man accused of murdering his lover told police he had had enough of her behaviour but denied killing her, a court has heard.

Judge awards former Werribee teacher Peter Doulis $1.27 million over 'feral' classes

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Mark Russell A Supreme Court judge has formally awarded a former teacher more than $1.27 million in damages after he developed chronic depression when forced to teach the worst behaved students.

Jail time reduced for man who stabbed two men to death

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Mark Russell A man who stabbed three men during a wild neighbourhood brawl, killing two of them, has had his jail sentenced reduced by two and a half years.

Legal battle to save dog Izzy will go to High Court

Owner Tania Isbester has been fighting to save Izzy from being put down since the dog was seized last June.

Mark Russell The legal battle to save four-year Staffordshire terrier Izzy from death row will go to the High Court.

Man convicted of 'Jazzy O' murder loses appeal

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Mark Russell An unemployed handyman who strangled well-known stripper and sex worker Johanna ‘Jazzy O’ Martin has lost his bid to overturn his conviction.

Heroin addict Paul Ta Vuong found guilty of murder baby after dropping him on head

Security threats at Victoria's courts are soaring.

Mark Russell A heroin addict has been found guilty of murdering his girlfriend's 12-month-old son.

Former priest David Rapson to face evidence from alleged abuse victims in new trial

Mark Russell Former Catholic priest David Rapson's use of his office to allegedly abuse young boys was "a very significant common feature" in the case against him, according to the Court of Appeal.

Court rejects appeal over domestic assault with curtain rod

Mark Russell When a man broke into his former partner's home and found her in bed with another man, he attacked them both with a curtain rod.

Alleged baby killer Paul Ta Vuong not the 'Incredible Hulk', court told

Alleged baby killer not Incredible Hulk

Mark Russell The man accused of murdering his girlfriend’s 12-month-old son had loved and cared for the baby and did not turn into the Incredible Hulk desperate for drugs before killing him, a court has...

Survivor of war-torn Somalia ruled mentally unfit to stand trial for murder

Survivor of war-torn Somalia mentally unfit for trial

Mark Russell A man who grew up in war-ravaged Somalia has been found unfit to stand trial for the murder of a complete stranger repeatedly stabbed in the neck with a broken beer bottle in a Fitzroy street.

Addict accused of murdering girlfriend's baby was 'hanging out' for heroin, court told

Man faces court over Gold Coast shooting

Mark Russell A man accused of murdering his girlfriend's 12-month-old son was "hanging out" for heroin when he became angry and killed the baby, a court has heard.

Man who watched victim die loses conviction appeal bid

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Mark Russell An experienced hunter who fired an arrow at close range into his victim's back and watched him die has lost his bid to overturn his conviction.

Young couple endure 'terrifying' home invasion


Mark Russell A young woman and her boyfriend were ordering takeaway when two brothers broke into the house during a terrifying home invasion, a court has heard.

Former Children of God member threatened police with shotgun

Security threats at Victoria's courts are soaring.

Mark Russell A former member of the notorious Children of God sect, known as The Family, has been jailed for two years for threatening a police officer with a sawn-off shotgun.

Lawyer jailed after using elderly client's cash in 'a sad attempt to buy the affections of others'

The founder and managing director of The Strata Agency has been charged and pleaded guilty to misappropriating in excess of $1 million of trust fund monies.

Mark Russell A lawyer who siphoned more than $1.2 million from an elderly client's bank accounts and used some of the cash to buy cars for female staff he wanted to be in a relationship with has been jailed for...

Watsonia father Charles Mihayo pleads guilty to murdering daughters 'for no good reason'

Mark Russell A Melbourne father who killed his two young girls "for no good reason" has formally pleaded guilty in the Supreme Court to two counts of murder.

Suspected sex syndicate boss Mae Ja Kim wanted overseas, court told

Mark Russell A woman accused of running a syndicate supplying sex workers to four Melbourne brothels had been wanted in South Korea for human trafficking, a court has heard.

Taxi driver who raped drunk schoolgirl loses appeal bid


Mark Russell A taxi driver who was caught on CCTV raping a drunk and vulnerable 17-year-old schoolgirl has lost his bid to overturn his convictions.

The Swan Hill councillor, the candidate and the bizarre confrontation

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Mark Russell A bizarre confrontation at a hairdressing salon led to a war of words between two political rivals which ended in a five-day Supreme Court defamation trial.

CSI not the way crimes are solved in real life, pathologist Professor Johan Duflou says

Mark Russell The television show CSI: Crime Scene Investigation was not the way real-life crimes were solved, a jury in a murder trial has been told.