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AFL ordered to hand over Essendon supplements saga documents to Hal Hunter

Mark Russell The AFL has been ordered to hand over documents relating to Essendon's 2012 controversial supplements program to former rookie player Hal Hunter to help him decide whether to sue for damages.

Lloyd Williams sues clinic over Melbourne Cup horse Amralah

The writ says HCR purchased Amralah in 2014 for the purpose of competing in races in Australia, with its main mission to win the Melbourne Cup.

Mark Russell Four-time Melbourne Cup winner Lloyd Williams has launched legal action over the alleged negligent veterinary treatment of his horse, Amralah, which had to be scratched from the race that stops a...

Maxwell Pain pleads guilty to shooting dead his wife's son-in-law over 'affair'

Maxwell John Pain believed his wife and step-daughter's husband were having an affair.

Mark Russell, Adam Holmes Chilling text message read 'I'm coming for you, Davey boy'. Thirty minutes later, David Paris was dead.

Blind Wiccan sex offender Robin Fletcher loses bid to ease strict supervision order

Robin Fletcher maintained his sex abuse was part of his Wiccan religion.

Mark Russell Convicted paedophile Robin Fletcher, who has claimed his religion endorses sex between children and adults, has lost his bid to have a strict supervision order relaxed while living in a sex-offender...

Ricky Nixon's tell-all book describes St Kilda schoolgirl as 'temptress, wicked woman and seductress', court hears

Ricky Nixon arrives at the Court of Appeal on Lonsdale Street on Tuesday.

Mark Russell KIm Duthie's barrister says disgraced former AFL player agent's autobiography is a 'farrago of lies' trying to justify the unjustifiable.

Funeral director fails to get Supreme Court to halt cremation after daughter claims mother's body was abused

On Facebook, Nicole Appleton said of her mother's coffin:  'I would be amazed if they haven't broken her bones jamming her in there'

Mark Russell Funeral director loses last-minute bid to stop woman's funeral after Facebook post alleges corpse's bones were broken to fit it in coffin.

Deaf pair accused of murder unfit to stand trial, court told

Georgia Fields leaves the Supreme court after getting bail in June.

Mark Russell, Adam Cooper Psychiatrists have found two of three deaf people accused of murdering a profoundly deaf man, who fell 12 metres from an apartment balcony, unfit to stand trial due to mental impairment.

Friends smoking ice when young woman shot dead in bedroom, court told


Mark Russell Four young people had been relaxed, chatting, taking drugs and playing with loaded firearms - then 'everything just stopped'.

Alleged teen terrorist had extreme religious views, court told

The case of a Melbourne teenager accused of planning a terrorist act will be heard in the Supreme Court, and not the Children's Court.

Mark Russell Judge rules 17-year-old's terror trial will be held in Supreme Court - which could impose a life sentence.

'St Kilda schoolgirl' Kim Duthie stops Ricky Nixon from releasing tell-all book

Former AFL players' agent Ricky Nixon had been planning to release his autobiography.

Mark Russell Kim Duthie has successfully successfully sought an urgent Supreme Court injunction stopping disgraced former player agent from publishing autobiography.

Appeal court says government's new sentencing laws have an 'incurable defect'

The Court of Appeal says the the 'defect in the legislation is incurable'.

Mark Russell They were introduced to crack down on crime, but Victoria's highest court has found state government's tough baseline sentencing laws are unworkable.

'Surprise! I'm still alive': wife confronts man who paid to have her killed

Balenga Kalala paid $7000 for his partner to be kidnapped and murdered.

Mark Russell Balenga Kalala's plan was to have his de facto wife of 10 years kidnapped and murdered in Africa, where she was attending her stepmother's funeral, because he wrongly suspected she was cheating on...

Accused Melbourne terrorist Adam Brookman in court

Adam Brookman pictured on a Facebook page wearing what appears to be an Ambulance Victoria graduate paramedic uniform.

Mark Russell Melbourne nurse accused of carrying out guard duty and reconnaissance for Islamic State when in Syria has appeared in court.

Not guilty of murder, but Easton Woodhead will stay in jail until at least January

Mark Russell Lack of space at high security hospital means homeless man's killer - who was found not guilty of murder - will remain in prison until next year.

Wife killer asked police to pick up dead body

Her partner has pleaded guilty to murdering Nikita Chawla in January, 2015.

Mark Russell A man who rang triple 0 to tell police to come and pick up a dead body had hit his wife at least 35 times with a meat cleaver, a court has heard.

Jailed insider trader Lukas Kamay who bought 'The Block' apartment loses appeal

Lukas Kamay has failed in a bid to have his jail sentence reduced.

Mark Russell The mastermind behind Australia's biggest insider trader scam who later bought an apartment from The Block television show has failed in a bid to have his jail sentence reduced.

Letter from Thatiya Terdputham, jailed for murder of good Samaritan Luke Mitchell

Thatiya Terdputham.

Mark Russell The key piece of evidence in the good Samaritan murder trial was this 'confession' letter sent to Luke Mitchell's family by one of the killers, Thatiya Terdputham, on May 31, 2013, when he was...

Mother proud of her murdered good Samaritan son Luke Mitchell, court told

Luke Mitchell was stabbed after coming to the aid of a stranger in Brunswick.

Mark Russell The mother of good Samaritan Luke Mitchell who was savagely attacked and killed by three Thai nationals has told how proud she is of her son.

Gangland widow Roberta Williams' daughter's partner one of 'Saddam's children'

Roberta Williams (left) was in court to support her daughter's partner.

Mark Russell Sanar Ghanim has pleaded guilty over sawn-off shotgun attack that left victim peppered with pellets. His barrister says Ghanim was taught how to torture in Saddam Hussein's Iraq.

Husband killer Eileen Creamer ordered to pay compensation to his family

Eileen Creamer appeared via videolink from the maximum security Dame Phyllis Frost Centre women's prison.

Mark Russell A woman who killed her husband after he demanded she take part in group sex, has been ordered to pay his family $75,000 in compensation.