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Yarraville ice user who stabbed her boyfriend while her children slept jailed for eight years

Mark Russell A woman high on ice who stabbed her boyfriend to death as her two daughters, aged one and four, were asleep upstairs has been jailed for eight years.

Crucifix 'raping machine' used to assault kidnap victims on converted bus, court told

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Mark Russell A truck driver who abducted and sexually abused three women had built a "raping machine" in a bus he had converted into a home, a court has heard.

Death by poisoning suicide, not murder, coroner rules

Anthony Mooney and his second wife, Elizabeth.

Mark Russell A coroner has found a man who died from acute strychnine poisoning had not been murdered by his ex-wife or stepson, but had taken his own life.

Jail term for man who fired at P-plate driver's car

Supreme Court

Mark Russell A man who opened fire on a terrified P-plate driver believing he was a member of the notorious Tiba crime family has been jailed for six years and three months.

Judge awards Philip Gluyas $50,000 in defamation lawsuit against US anti-autism blogger Oliver Canby

Mark Russell A junior football league umpire with Asperger's syndrome has been awarded $50,000 in damages in a defamation suit against an anti-autism blogger in the US.

Woman who helped boyfriend beat, rape Dutch backpacker released from jail

The County Court of Victoria

Mark Russell A woman who helped her ice addict partner attack a terrified Dutch backpacker, who was held hostage in a Melbourne hotel room for six weeks, has been released from jail and placed on a two-year good...

Backpacker rapist Alfio Granata 'sucked humanity out of women': judge

Mark Russell A judge believes a violent, ice-addicted rapist had sucked the humanity out of two women trapped in a Melbourne hotel room with him for six weeks.

Dutch backpacker held hostage in Melbourne hotel room says she will never get over ordeal

County Court.

Mark Russell A Dutch backpacker who was held hostage for six weeks by a couple in a Melbourne hotel room - and repeatedly raped and bashed - has told a judge she will never get over her terrifying ordeal.

Trial set for Palmer United Party candidate's challenge to Victorian election

Mark Russell and Marissa Calligeros A Supreme Court trial will be held next month to decide if the Victorian election was invalid.

Man charged with armed robbery: seven hold-ups in 11 days, court told

Melbourne Magistrates Court

Mark Russell A drug addict who boasted about how smart he was at carrying out armed robberies failed to hide his face when committing seven hold-ups in 11 days and could be clearly seen on CCTV footage, a court...

Man to stand trial over Seaford shooting

Mark Russell A man accused of shooting a couple during a neighbourhood dispute at Seaford will stand trial in October.

Homeless man Scott Miller pleads guilty to raping and murdering pastry chef Renea Lau in Kings Domain

Renea Lau, pictured in 2010 was raped and murdered.

Mark Russell, Adam Cooper A homeless man has formally pleaded guilty to raping and murdering a pastry chef in Melbourne’s Kings Domain.

Man accused of feigning terror attack in Doncaster appears in court

Mark Russell A real estate and investment spruiker accused of setting fire to a Doncaster house and attempting to blame the blaze on Islamic terrorists has appeared briefly in court.

Accused drug syndicate standover man denied bail

Mark Russell A plasterer accused of being a standover man and dealer for two women allegedly running a major drug syndicate in Victoria’s north-east has been refused bail.

Deported Catholic priest fronts court on child abuse charges

Magistrates Court, Melbourne

Mark Russell A Catholic priest deported from Papua New Guinea who is accused of abusing seven children in Victoria more than 40 years ago has appeared briefly in court.

Passing car killed man lying on road following fight in St Albans, court hears

Melbourne Magistrates Court

Mark Russell Police are considering charging a university student with manslaughter over the death of a man run over by a passing car during a brawl at St Albans, a court has heard.

Man brought baby daughter to meeting with Toby Mitchell

Former Bandidos bikie enforcer Toby Mitchell outside court in 2013.

Mark Russell and Adam Cooper A man who claims former Bandidos sergeant-at-arms, Toby Mitchell, punched and threatned him with a gun while demanding $300,000, brought his baby daughter to the meeting for protection, a...

Man admits starting fire at Deer Park home that killed two people

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Mark Russell A man has admitted setting fire at a Deer Park home, which resulted in two people being killed, a court has heard.

Ballarat autism blogger threatened with death

Philip Gluyas has taken on American anti-autism bloggers in court.

Mark Russell Two "keyboard warriors" - one in Victoria and one in Los Angeles - were involved in heated online arguments over the existence of autism which quickly escalated into death threats, a court has heard.

Schoolchildren still traumatised by murder of Melbourne Grammar librarian

Mark Russell A Supreme Court judge has revealed hundreds of schoolchildren taught by murdered Melbourne Grammar teacher and librarian Cheryl Adamson continue to be traumatised by her death.