Jason Hawkins pleads not guilty of Stockton murder of Stacey Klimovitch

Updated November 14 2023 - 3:19pm, first published 3:18pm

It was a bit after 8pm on June 9, 2021 and the opening game of the State of Origin series was just starting when there was a knock at the front door of a unit in Stockton, near Newcastle, and a voice called out "Stacey".

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Sam Rigney

Court Reporter

Sam began his Newcastle Herald career as a night police reporter in 2011. He is an experienced court reporter who has won two national court reporting awards, including the Kennedy Award for Outstanding Court Reporting for his coverage of the Hunter's worst serial rapist. Before working at the Herald, Sam was a sports journalist with the Maitland Mercury where he won awards for his coverage of the Newcastle Rugby League salary cap scandal. Sam is a Novocastrian born-and-bred.

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