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Alexandra Back is a reporter with The Canberra Times

Wife and sons hidden from family matriarch, court told

Wife and sons hidden from family matriarch, court told

The son of the allegedly murdered Katherine Panin was controlling and hid the existence of his wife and sons from her for years, a murder trial jury has heard.

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Alleged murder victim planned to change will, court hears

Alleged murder victim planned to change will, court hears

A Canberra woman allegedly murdered by members of her family was making plans to change her will before she died, a court has heard.

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'I think they want to kill me': Alleged murder victim spoke of fear

'I think they want to kill me': Alleged murder victim spoke of fear

The woman found dead at the foot of a staircase outside a Red Hill home told a friend that her daughter-in-law wanted to kill her, a jury heard.

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Archibald Prize finalist and murder suspect was penniless, jury told

Archibald Prize finalist and murder suspect was penniless, jury told

Melissa Beowulf’s finances were in a perilous state when her wealthy mother-in-law was found dead at the bottom of the stairs, a jury has been told.

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Beowulf trial: Mother and sons arraigned, plead not guilty to murder

Beowulf trial: Mother and sons arraigned, plead not guilty to murder

Artist Melissa Beowulf and her sons Thorsten and Bjorn have been accused of murdering the family matriarch.

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Canberra Now: New treescapes policy; govt 'can't police build quality'

Canberra Now: New treescapes policy; govt 'can't police build quality'

Plus how an accountant named John made all the difference to Pavana's life; and a new centre to help Canberra's injured wildlife.

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Former Navy trio sentenced over defence force fraud

Former Navy trio sentenced over defence force fraud

Three former members of the Royal Australian Navy have avoided jail time after defrauding the defence force of more than $120,000.

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Australia's pinball champion was just crowned in a Belconnen bar

Australia's pinball champion was just crowned in a Belconnen bar

But it's not just flip, flip, flip when it comes to pinball, says the newly crowned champ.

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Grow house case collapses after unlawful police raid

Grow house case collapses after unlawful police raid

A criminal case has dramatically collapsed after ACT police officers unlawfully raided a Canberra grow house.

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Coroner hands down findings in Ben Catanzariti worksite death

Coroner hands down findings in Ben Catanzariti worksite death

In the end it was impossible for a court to say what caused the fatal failures of the bolts that held the concrete boom as it swung over the heads of workers.

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Fat Leonard scandal: Australian Navy lieutenant commander avoids jail

Fat Leonard scandal: Australian Navy lieutenant commander avoids jail

A former Australian navy lieutenant commander was sentenced for his role in a massive US Navy bribery and corruption scandal.

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