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Tardy killer wants to change plea for lower sentence

Tardy killer wants to change plea for lower sentence

A husband who stabbed his wife to death while she nursed their baby tried to plead guilty to the crime for a lesser sentence.

  • by Alexandra Back

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'Higher being' pushed ANU student to attack class with baseball bat
Canberra

'Higher being' pushed ANU student to attack class with baseball bat

Alex Ophel's lawyer said the defendant believed a presence had been coming that would destroy the world. The prosecution says he carefully planned the attack.

  • by Michael Inman
Crown case closed in trial of David Eastman
Canberra

Crown case closed in trial of David Eastman

The Crown on Tuesday closed its case in the murder trial of David Harold Eastman.

  • by Alexandra Back
Mother accused of kidnapping Phoenix Mapham pleads not guilty
Canberra

Mother accused of kidnapping Phoenix Mapham pleads not guilty

A mother accused of kidnapping her son and fleeing Canberra pleaded not guilty to allegations she unlawfully took the child.

  • by Alexandra Back
ANU baseball bat attack accused 'obsessed' with US school shooters
Canberra

ANU baseball bat attack accused 'obsessed' with US school shooters

A Canberra university student accused of trying to murder his tutor and classmates with a baseball bat had a historic obsession with American school shootings, a court has heard.

  • by Michael Inman
Eastman threw stones at police during surveillance, court hears
David Eastman

Eastman threw stones at police during surveillance, court hears

David Harold Eastman threw rocks at officers conducting covert police surveillance during the investigation into the murder of Colin Winchester.

  • by Michael Inman
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'You can't be what you can't see': ACT's first Aboriginal magistrate
Indigenous

'You can't be what you can't see': ACT's first Aboriginal magistrate

Louise Taylor says her Aboriginality is "not everything, but it's not nothing", and that it's important for Aboriginals to be seen as leaders.

  • by Blake Foden
Witness K scandal: Case makes first appearance in court
Canberra

Witness K scandal: Case makes first appearance in court

Protesters outside the ACT Magistrates Court on Wednesday have called for criminal charges against a former Australian spy and his lawyer to be dropped.

  • by Alexandra Back
Director of new government cleaning contractor linked to wage theft
Canberra

Director of new government cleaning contractor linked to wage theft

A company linked to a businessman who has won contracts to clean federal government buildings in Canberra has been found guilty of wage theft.

  • by Michael Inman
Shooter stowed backpack in Eastman's car boot
Canberra

Shooter stowed backpack in Eastman's car boot

A backpacker, who had been on a shooting trip, caught a lift with David Harold Eastman only days after the murder of police chief Colin Winchester.

  • by Michael Inman
Alleged illegal brothel operator arrested in early morning raid
Canberra

Alleged illegal brothel operator arrested in early morning raid

Police got a tip there was a Braddon brothel after a sex worker at an earlier raid passed them a note, the court heard.

  • by Alexandra Back