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Alex Ophel charged with attempted murder over ANU baseball bat attack

Steve Evans
Updated September 22 2023 - 9:44am, first published December 1 2019 - 9:00pm

In 2019, Alex Ophel was found not guilty of trying to murder his tutor and classmates with a baseball bat. The court accepted that he had been mentally impaired with schizophrenia when the attack happened in 2017.

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Steve Evans

Steve Evans


Steve Evans is a reporter on The Canberra Times. He's been a BBC correspondent in New York, London, Berlin and Seoul and the sole reporter/photographer/paper deliverer on The Glen Innes Examiner in country New South Wales. "All the jobs have been fascinating - and so it continues."

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