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Former Bandidos gang enforcer admits assaulting man in front of his daughter

Toby Mitchell, 40, is facing 17 charges,  including extortion with threats to kill.

Mark Russell Former Bandidos enforcer Toby Mitchell admits assaulting a man in front of his baby daughter outside a busy South Melbourne cafe but denies being armed with a gun, a court has heard.

Jockey turned wedding singer jailed for sexually abusing girl in 1960s-'70s

Mark Russell and Adam Cooper A former jockey turned wedding singer who preyed on a young girl for 13 years from 1961 has been jailed for three months.

Man pleads guilty to Yarra Junction caravan park murder

Mark Russell A man has pleaded guilty to murdering a woman at a Yarra Junction caravan park in Melbourne’s outer east.

Glenroy man Brok Hughes pleads guilty to killing partner's son Zane Bradbury

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Mark Russell A man has pleaded guilty to killing his partner’s three-year-old son.

Daughter cut from $5m will for witnessing mother's adultery, court told

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Mark Russell A woman missed out on sharing in almost $5 million because she accidentally stumbled across her mother having sex with the family doctor when she was a child, a court has heard.

Woman pleads guilty to stealing baby


Mark Russell A young, mentally-ill woman has pleaded guilty to stealing a three-year-old girl from Federation Square because she wanted a child.

Sawn-off shotgun threat earns 19 months' jail for ex-partner

A man who threatened his ex-partner with a sawn-off shotgun has been jailed for 19 months.

Mark Russell A man who was drinking up to 22 beers a day and smoking ice fired a sawn-off shotgun twice into the air after warning his partner of 16 years he was coming to get her, a court has heard.

Easton Woodhead suffering from marijuana-smoking psychosis in the lead-up to killing of homeless man Wayne Perry

Easton Woodhead is charged with murdering homeless man Wayne Perry.

Mark Russell, Aisha Dow A former Melbourne Grammar School student charged with murdering a homeless man at Enterprize Park was suffering from a psychosis caused by marijuana use in the lead-up to the stabbing, a court has...

DPP appeals 18-year jail term of Stuart Rattle's killer, saying it's 'manifestly inadequate'

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Mark Russell The Director of Public Prosecutions is appealing against the 18-year jail sentence handed to the man who murdered well-known interior designer Stuart Rattle, saying it was manifestly inadequate.

Hodson murders: Paul Dale pursues damages for jail time

Mark Russell Former drug squad detective Paul Dale is pursuing his damages claim against the Victorian Government over alleged mistreatment when he was locked up in Barwon Prison awaiting trial over the execution...

Trial of Ian Thomas, accused of killing mother, father, to move to Melbourne

Mark Russell A Supreme Court judge has decided with ‘‘considerable regret’’ to shift from Wangaratta to Melbourne the trial of a man accused of murdering his parents in the north-eastern...

Husband and wife suspected each other of affair with neighbour

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Mark Russell Suspicious that his wife of 17 years was having an affair with the next-door neighbour, builder Sergio Marocchini placed a tracking device on her car.

Man jailed for attacking his wife with meat cleaver

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Mark Russell A man who attacked his wife with a meat cleaver after they argued over his infidelity has been jailed for seven years.

Palmer United Party candidate tells court early voting favoured big parties

Palmer United Party candidate Maria Rigoni

Mark Russell A petition filed by unsuccessful Palmer United Party candidate Maria Rigoni to have the Victorian election declared invalid was in the public interest and not about a disgruntled woman who believed...

County Court judge's ruling on accused child abuser wrong, Court of Appeal judges say

Successful drug rehabilitation has earned a convicted burglar a second chance.

Mark Russell Judges in the Victorian Court of Appeal have ordered a retrial of a man accused of sexual abuse of children at a day-care centre.

Principal 'overcome by desire' for pupil found guilty of indecent act

Mark Russell A teenage girl preyed on by a devout Christian school principal is haunted by the memories of what he did to her, a court has heard.

Serial rapist Dennis Newall jailed over attacks on crucifix-shaped 'raping machine'

Mark Russell A serial rapist who ordered his terrified victims to climb on a home-made wooden crucifix-shaped ‘‘raping machine’’ has been jailed for 13 years.

'Afghan culture hit' target was warned against running off with wife


Mark Russell The alleged target of an "Afghan culture hit' was warned there would be consequences for running off with a woman who had been promised to someone else, a court has heard.

Melbourne mother charged with killing newborn baby

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Mark Russell A Supreme Court judge wants the case of a young mother accused of killing her newborn baby and leaving her under a tree resolved as soon as possible.

Family threatened to kill woman for refusing to marry cousin, court hears

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Mark Russell A woman has told how her family threatened to kill her for not marrying her first cousin, who is accused of plotting murder, kidnap and extortion.