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Jilted man Wahid Najibi's organised hit on ex-fiancee's new partner out of humiliation, court hears

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Mark Russell A man jilted by his first cousin who he was planning to wed in an arranged marriage decided to have her new lover killed because he had been publicly humiliated, a court has heard.

Body 'invaders' made ice user stab Carlton pub worker to death, court told

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Mark Russell A man has claimed his body was overtaken by ‘‘invaders’’ before he killed a bar staff supervisor at a Carlton hotel.

Attempted murder charge against man shot three times in police ambush to be dropped

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Mark Russell Judge orders armed car thief shot three times in police ambush be found not guilty of attempted murder.

Rapist says taking ice made him torture woman held hostage for six weeks in Preston hotel

The Rydges Bell City complex in Preston where the woman was held.

Mark Russell A father of three has blamed his use of large amounts of  the drug ice as the reason why he repeatedly raped, beat and degraded a terrified Dutch backpacker held hostage for six weeks in a...

Criminal case to proceed against young mother accused of killing baby

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Mark Russell The Supreme Court trial of a young mother accused of killing her newborn baby and leaving her under a tree will go ahead, after the Director of Public Prosecutions refused to drop the criminal case...

Former Christian Brother jailed for abusing 20 boys at six schools over 14 years

Edward Dowlan in 1994.

Mark Russell A former Christian Brother who was part of a notorious paedophile ring involving the clergy in Ballarat has been jailed for a minimum of three years for abusing 20 young boys.

Adrian Bayley found guilty of raping three women before he raped and murdered Jill Meagher

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Mark Russell One of Victoria’s most notorious criminals – the man who brutally raped and murdered Jill Meagher in 2012 – has been found guilty of raping three other women, with some of the...

Rape trials give Adrian Bayley chance to escape life in maximum security cell

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Mark Russell For the now pony-tailed Adrian Ernest Bayley, his three rape trials have given him the chance to escape life in a maximum security prison cell.

'Synonym of evil': Legal Aid lawyers tried to have rape charges against Adrian Bayley dropped

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Mark Russell Adrian Bayley's taxpayer-funded Victorian Legal Aid lawyers tried to have the rape charges against him dropped because he had been demonised and would not get a fair trial.

Timeline: The dark past of Adrian Bayley

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Mark Russell A timeline of Adrian Bayley's dark past

Backpacker raped by Adrian Bayley feared she would be murdered

Laneway off Westbury Street, Balaclava where Adrian Bayley raped a Dutch backpacker.

Mark Russell A Dutch backpacker was walking home from the Elephant and Wheelbarrow pub in St Kilda after a night out with friends when Adrian Bayley drove up beside her and warned her she was being followed.

Sex worker identifies Adrian Bayley's tattoos in rape trial

A sex worker identified Adrian Bayley's tattoos.

Mark Russell Adrian Bayley had spent the night at the Kittens strip club in South Melbourne - just five months before he would rape and murder Jill Meagher - when he drove to St Kilda to find a sex worker.

Teen prostitute certain she was raped by Adrian Bayley

Teen prostitute certain she was raped by Bayley

Mark Russell When the 18-year-old woman who had only just started out as a sex worker agreed to get into Adrian Bayley's red mini in St Kilda, she thought he looked like your every day, normal guy.

Adrian Bayley found guilty of raping three women before he raped and murdered Jill Meagher

Adrian Enrest Bayley arrives at court.

Mark Russell Adrian Bayley has been found guilty of raping three women – one in 2000 and two others just months before he raped and murdered Jill Meagher.

Trial of terror accused Adnan Karabegovic set for October

Mark Russell The trial of a Melbourne man accused of being a terrorist will go ahead in October.

Decision pending on whether mother accused of killing newborn baby will stand trial

Mark Russell A meeting will be held next week to decide whether the trial of a young mother accused of killing her newborn baby will go ahead.

'Horrifying distress': What the judge said the first time Adrian Bayley went to jail

Jill Meagher.

Jane Lee and Mark Russell A pitiless rapists who insisted he had the power, Adrain Bayley was condemned for his violence, his threats and his "gross sexual appetite" long before he murdered Jill Meagher. 

Officer stared down barrel of gun pointed at his head, court told

Mark Russell A man was shot three times during a shoot-out with police in Docklands after he tried to fire at a police sergeant only two metres away, a court has heard.

Man who killed his partner was on a mission to murder her, court hears

Mark Russell A man who drank 15 beers before being woken up and killing his partner with a steel chair had been on a mission to murder her, a court has heard

Ex-Bandidos enforcer Toby Mitchell denied bail in Supreme Court

Toby Mitchell outside court at an earlier appearance.

Mark Russell A Supreme Court judge has refused to release former Bandidos enforcer Toby Mitchell on bail, saying she was worried he could interfere with witnesses - including the man he is accused of punching and...