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Ice addict Nelson Lai found guilty of manslaughter after accidentally shooting dead his girlfriend Rekiah O'Donnell

Mark Russell An ice addict who accidentally shot his girlfriend in the head at close range has been jailed for nine years and five months.

'F---ing idiot' friend helped dispose of body in boot near Diggers Rest, court told

Victim: Kenan Balikel.

Mark Russell A carpenter known as "The Captain" in Melbourne's close-knit Croatian community has admitted helping a friend dispose of a body found in the boot of a burnt-out car.

'Cursed' stalker jailed for raping former girlfriend

Mark Russell A Sudanese man who believed he was cursed by his father's new partner has been jailed for five years for stalking and raping his former girlfriend.

Father of nine jailed for sex abuse of teenage daughter


Mark Russell A father of nine who could not control his sexual urges and preyed on his eldest teenage daughter has been jailed for six years and eight months.

'Frightened, fatigued' mother of three who fatally stabbed violent cousin jailed for five years

Supreme Court

Mark Russell A frightened and fatigued mother of three who fatally stabbed her drunk, violent cousin has been jailed for five years.

Ethiopian man's claim of police brutality and racism referred to IBAC

Nassir Bare, pictured outside court in 2012.

Mark Russell The state's highest court has ordered that an Ethiopian man's claims two police officers attacked and racially abused him should be investigated further.

Daughter of gangland boss Carl Williams to receive taxpayer-funded payout

Supreme Court

Mark Russell The Supreme Court has formally approved a taxpayer-funded payout to the teenage daughter of murdered gangland boss Carl Williams over her father's 2010 prison bashing death.

Court told anti-obesity drug played part in man's offences against young girls

Shaun Adamson preyed on 26 girls on the internet.

Mark Russell An anti-obesity drug had contributed to a man targeting 26 young girls on the internet, a court has heard.

Alcoholic storeman preyed on children in the online world

Daniel Watson posed as a teenager to prey on his young victims.

Mark Russell An alcoholic storeman who preyed on girls as young as five on the internet claimed the online world was the only place he felt safe after being bullied all his life because he had a larger than...

Pit bull dog on 'death row' dramatically freed during late night raid

Mark Russell A dog that was put on 'death row' after being declared a dangerous restricted breed has been dramatically freed during a late night raid by a thief who cut through a number of wire fences to get to...

Woman who gave birth to 12-year-old boy's daughter jailed for six years for sexual abuse


Mark Russell Judge says woman's behaviour was abhorrent and shocking in abusing the vulnerable boy for her own emotional and physical needs.

Strip club owner awarded $90,000 damages against Herald & Weekly Times

Third man accused of murdering retired butcher Raymond Parker faces court.

Steve Butcher and Mark Russell A strip club owner has been awarded $90,000 damages against the Herald & Weekly Times and senior journalist Andrew Rule for publishing a defamatory statement that corrupt police and outlaw...

'Gross abuse of trust': Former fugitive paedophile Brother Bernard Hartman jailed

Bernard Hartman was arrested by Victoria Police almost 30 years after fleeing Australia in 1984.

Mark Russell After decades on the run, a paedophile Catholic Brother was been jailed for three years, with one year fully suspended, and placed on the sex offenders register for life.

Girl to have gender dysphoria treatment to become a boy

Mark Russell A Family Court judge has revealed a teenager's struggle to change from a girl to a boy and how he began having tantrums from the age of three saying, "get me out of this skin" and "I hate this skin...

Mongols bikie to remain in jail after breaching parole

The leadership of the Victorian Mongols has changed due to the growing influence of Middle Eastern members.

Mark Russell A killer Mongols bikie will remain in jail after being accused of debt collecting for one of Victoria's biggest drug dealers when on parole.

Multimillion dollar drug trafficking ring run out of Fitzroy public housing flat

Mark Russell A 14-year-old girl visited a multimillion dollar drug trafficking ring operating out of an 11th-floor Fitzroy public housing flat more than 70 times to either collect heroin for her mother or...

Man who was jailed for holding a gun to his girlfriend's head wins payout for appeal

Mark Russell A man jailed for holding a gun to his tennis champion girlfriend's head and threatening to shoot her as he counted down from 10 has won a payout to cover his legal fees for an appeal.

Former Sudanese army soldier who stabbed partner has sentence reduced on appeal

Emmanual? Deng-Mabior stabbed his partner twice in the chest.

Mark Russell A drunken former Sudanese army soldier who stabbed his partner twice in the chest before leaving her with life-threatening injuries to drive off to buy more alcohol has had his two-year jail term...

Famous art dealer abused boys when he was a teacher at Geelong Grammar

John Buckley was teacher and house master at Geelong Grammar's Glamorgan primary school campus in Toorak.

Mark Russell One of Australia's most famous art dealers has admitted sexually abusing six boys more than 30 years ago when he was a teacher at Geelong Grammar.