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Man who blamed sleeping tablets for causing him to stab his wife 15 times found guilty of murder

Mark Russell The two daughters of a baker who blamed sleeping tablets for causing him to fatally stab his wife 15 times are standing by him despite a jury finding him guilty of murder.

Man jailed for 18 years for fatally stabbing a stranger on a Fitzroy street

Shaun Wright was stabbed several times with a broken beer bottle causing his death.

Mark Russell A man who fatally stabbed a stranger with a broken beer bottle in a Fitzroy street has been jailed for 18 years.

Lake Tyers father of six Martin Townsend jailed for manslaughter

Martin Townsend pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of Ronald Wilson.

Mark Russell A father of six to three different women who killed a man he wrongly suspected of being a love rival has been jailed for seven years.

Amateur AFL footballer wins bid for reduced sentence over on-field attack

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Mark Russell An amateur footballer jailed for attacking an opponent during a game has had his prison sentence reduced by two years on appeal because of his youth and remorse.

Billionaire Carlton board member being sued over $8.5m Toorak mansion

Toorak mansion Towart Lodge is at the centre of a major law suit.

Mark Russell Billionaire Carlton Football Club board member Raphael 'Ruffy' Geminder is being sued over a bitter dispute involving a luxury Toorak mansion, chandeliers and hand-woven art.

Good Samaritan case: Prosecution witness can't be trusted, court hears

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Mark Russell The key prosecution witness against two Thai nationals accused of murdering good Samaritan Luke Mitchell could not be trusted, a court has heard.

Convicted rapist has spent more than nine years under strict supervision order after serving jail sentence

Robin Fletcher is living in a facility for offenders who have finished their sentences but are deemed an unacceptable risk of reoffending.

Mark Russell Convicted rapist has spent nearly more than nine years under strict order after serving jail sentence.

Jovan Jojic pleads not guilty to shooting 20-year-old Sarah Portelli while on ice

A man accused of shooting a young woman in Melbourne's north-west denies picking up the shotgun.

Mark Russell A man accused of shooting dead a young woman in the bedroom of a house in Melbourne's north-west denied having picked up the loaded sawn-off shotgun and pulling the trigger, a court has heard.

Good Samaritan Luke Mitchell murdered in brazen, brutal attack by three men, court hears

Luke Mitchell was attacked after he tried to protect his sister-in-law.

Mark Russell Three Thai nationals allegedly murdered a good Samaritan during a brazen, brutal attack involving the use of extreme and mindless violence, a court has heard.

Paedophile priest found guilty of sex, physical assaults at Salesian College

Julian Fox outside the Magistrates Court in 2013.

Adam Cooper and Mark Russell The former Australian head of a worldwide Catholic order has been found guilty of brutally sexually and physically assaulting young boys at Victorian schools more than years ago, it can now...

Thai national who killed good Samaritan Luke Mitchell jailed for 15 years

Mark Russell A Thai national who admitted killing good Samaritan Luke Mitchell has been jailed for 15 years.

Sean Price murder of Masa Vukotic shows 'catastrophic failing' of justice system: Daniel Andrews


Mark Russell The Victorian premier has admitted the Victorian justice system failed murdered schoolgirl Masa Vukotic, and has promised to fix a "broken system".

Property developer threatened by notorious crime family member, court hears

Mark Russell A property developer feared for his life when threatened by a member of the notorious Chaouk family during a confrontation over a North Melbourne apartment block development, a court has heard.

Plasterer pleads guilty to stabbing couple to death in their Moonee Ponds home

Gregory Tucker and Korinne Aylward.

Mark Russell and Adam Cooper A plasterer has pleaded guilty to murdering a couple in their Moonee Ponds home over a dispute involving an alleged unpaid debt.

Cross-dressing man Leon Evangelistis likely to be jailed for McDonald's hold-up

An image taken from CCTV footage of the hold-up.

Mark Russell A cross-dressing thief who threatened to blow up a McDonald's restaurant will likely be jailed, a Melbourne judge says.

Former bar manager jailed for preying on homeless 14-year-old girl

Mark Russell A man who preyed on a 14-year-old girl he came across living on the streets of Wodonga has been jailed for nine months.

Isac Ayoul Daing jailed for beating girlfriend Maryanne Sikai to death with kitchen stool

Murder victim: Maryanne Sikai.

Mark Russell He broke into her home, drank her wine, watched TV and slept in her bed. In the morning, he 'beat her to a pulp'.

'He's lost his family': Judge's emotional plea for authorities to help troubled teen

'The community expects young boys in this turmoil will be looked after ... He's not being looked after.'

Mark Russell A Supreme Court judge has made an emotional plea for authorities to help a troubled 13-year-old boy abandoned by his parents.

Accused gunman went home to change out of his thongs, not to get a gun

Mark Russell A Supreme Court jury has accepted an accused gunman's claims that he stopped at his house to change from his thongs to a pair of runners - and not to get a gun - before going to confront a drug...

Jealous lover in 'despicable' arson attack on home gets 18 months' jail

Mark Russell A jealous lover who set fire to a house because he suspected his psychologist girlfriend was having an affair with a prisoner she was treating has been jailed for 18 months.