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Joshua Hardy, victim of deadly, six-second attack by Kyle Zandipour, was never violent, court told

Mark Russell Art student Joshua Hardy who was fatally bashed outside a McDonald's had been drunk on the night but was not angry or aggressive.

Compensation for mother of woman murdered by crazed, hammer-wielding mother-in-law

Huajiao Zhuang killed her daughter-in-law after an argument over how to bathe a baby.

Mark Russell 'All the expectations and hopes of a mother have been terribly shattered' court hears, as judge orders jailed killer to pay $110,000.

Student Joshua Hardy died after being stomped on outside McDonald's in six-second attack, court told

Kyle Zandipour arrives at the Supreme Court of Victoria.

Mark Russell Court hears Kyle Zandipour forcibly slung art student to the ground, repeatedly kicked him to the head and stomped on him.

Sydney's Lance Franklin deal shows Liam Pickering did nothing wrong, court told

AFL player agent Liam Pickering says the Lance Franklin deal shows he did nothing wrong.

Mark Russell The multimillion-dollar deal involving Sydney Swans star Lance Franklin proved leading AFL player agent Liam Pickering did nothing wrong when he quit one company to set up his own business, a court...

Nene King tells court she 'sabotaged her life' after husband was taken by shark

Nene King says her life 'went off the rails' after her third husband's death.

Mark Russell Former magazine queen says she was a 'fool' for trusting the man accused of fleecing her of more than $40,000.

Candice Alley-Grant Hackett pre-nup pact to be sorted in court pre Olympic games trials

Grant Hackett and Candice Alley split in May 2012.

Mark Russell The pros and cons of a disputed pre-nuptial agreement will be the sorted out in April.

Stephen Dank to receive defamation payout

Sports scientist Stephen Dank says he is waging many battles through the courts.

Rania Spooner and Mark Russell Stephen Dank will receive a defamation payout from the Herald Sun's publisher over a story that alleged he associated with bikies.

Man jailed for preying on children at family day care centre run by his wife

Mark Russell A father of three who abused four young children at a family day-care centre run by his wife has been jailed for six years and three months.

Stalker saw former partner having sex with new boyfriend

Mark Russell It was just days after breaking up with his defacto partner when Dale Morrison decided to visit her new boyfriend's house and saw them having sex in the bedroom, a court has heard.

Mentally ill killer of mosque worshipper to be detained for 25 years


Mark Russell A man who believed he had spoken to the devil before stabbing to death a worshipper at a Melbourne mosque is expected to spend at least 25 years in the maximum security Thomas Embling psychiatric...

Ice now an 'indispensable feature' of violent crime: judge

 A senior judge has asked  whether governments are doing enough to stop the carnage caused by the drug ice.

Bianca Hall, Nino Bucci, Mark Russell Methamphetamine, or "ice", has become an "almost indispensable feature" of "extraordinarily violent criminal behaviour" in the state, one of Victoria's most senior judges has said.

Garden shears killer Cai Xia Liao jailed for life for murdering ex-lover's wife and his grandson

A court sketch of  double murderer Cai Xia Liao.

Mark Russell Jilted woman will spend at least 32 years in jail for double murder Supreme Court judge describes as 'almost unbelievable'.

Prison for jealous husband Parminder Singh who butchered wife after finding photo on her phone

Nikita Chawla  was murdered by her partner Parminder SIngh in January.

Mark Russell A man who killed his wife with a meat cleaver and then calmly rang triple-0 to tell police to come and collect the body has been jailed for 22 years.

'Femme fatale' Robyn Lindholm gets 25 years in jail for former lover's 'appalling' murder

Robyn Lindholm was sentenced in the Supreme Court on Thursday.

Mark Russell A one-time stripper who warned her former lover she was more than just sex on legs before she had him murdered has been jailed for 25 years.

Man who attempted to murder corpse faces 25 years' jail

Rocky Matskassy was shot by Daniel Darrington after first being shot during a struggle for the gun.

Mark Russell A man is facing up to 25 years in jail for attempting to murder a corpse in one of the most bizarre cases in Australian legal history.

Jovan Jojic acquitted over death of woman shot in head during late-night bedroom ice binge

Jovan Jojic arriving at the Supreme Court for an earlier hearing.

Mark Russell A Sunshine North man accused of shooting a young woman in the head when they were smoking ice in a friend's bedroom has been found not guilty of manslaughter.

Masa Vukotic's killer Sean Price believes he can be reformed and walk free

Sean Price after his pre-sentence hearing in the Victorian Supreme Court on Monday.

Mark Russell Man who viciously murdered 17-year-old schoolgirl Masa Vukotic admits there's 'something's wrong with me up top,' but tells court he can be rehabilitated.

No excuses: Masa Vukotic's murderer Sean Price sacks lawyers and apologises

Sean Price thought Masa Vukotic was 'like Snow White'.

Mark Russell In dramatic turn of events at Supreme Court, killer sacks defence barrister, refuses to pin blame on mental health issues and says sorry for the brutal crime.

Balenga Kalala gets nine years in jail for paying African kidnappers to kill his wife

Mark Russell A Congolese forklift operator living in Melbourne who took out $7000 from his home loan to pay kidnappers in Africa to kill his de facto wife has been jailed for nine years.

AFL players' union asks judge to keep pay deals under wraps

AFL player agent Liam Pickering.

Mark Russell The AFL Players' Association has pleaded with a Supreme Court judge not to release confidential details of players' contracts and lucrative endorsement deals.