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Coroner opens inquest into Taser death of Anthony Caristo

Coroner opens inquest into Taser death of Anthony Caristo

A Coroner will probe the death of a Canberra man, Anthony Caristo, who died after he was Tasered by officers in October last year.

  • by Michael Inman

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Woman to fight charges she assaulted an ACT nurse
Canberra

Woman to fight charges she assaulted an ACT nurse

A woman has pleaded not guilty to assaulting a mental health nurse at Canberra Hospital.

Duntroon cadet accused of rape to stand trial
Canberra

Duntroon cadet accused of rape to stand trial

A Fijian soldier accused of raping a sleeping cadet at the Royal Military College Duntroon has been committed to stand trial.

  • by Michael Inman
David Eastman optimistic about the future: defence
Courts

David Eastman optimistic about the future: defence

David Harold Eastman had been optimistic about his future in the days before Colin Winchester’s murder, the defence says.

  • by Michael Inman
'There is a gap in the evidence': Eastman's defence
Courts

'There is a gap in the evidence': Eastman's defence

Forensic police struggled to take control of the scene of Colin Winchester’s murder, eventually locking down the area two-and-a-half hours after the shooting, a court has heard.

  • by Michael Inman
‘Cocaine Diaries’ uncovered in Phillip raid, police allege
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‘Cocaine Diaries’ uncovered in Phillip raid, police allege

Police found cocaine, $100,000 cash and a set of knuckledusters during a search of a property on Irving St, Philip, last Wednesday.

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Bound and stabbed robbery victim used video game to call for help
Canberra

Bound and stabbed robbery victim used video game to call for help

A Canberra judge has urged a serial criminal to turn his life around and use his jail sentence as a chance to prepare himself for a crime free life in the community.

  • by Michael Inman
Alleged kidnapper's outback bail bid fails
Canberra

Alleged kidnapper's outback bail bid fails

A mother accused of kidnapping her son and fleeing Canberra will stay behind bars after a failed bid to be bailed to a remote outback town.

  • by Michael Inman
Illegal drug link to be examined at inquest into baby's death
Canberra

Illegal drug link to be examined at inquest into baby's death

The potential effects of illegal drugs on an infant's health will be examined at an inquest after a three-month-old baby died in Canberra last year.

  • by Alexandra Back
Canberra brothel madam will fight alleged immigration offences
Canberra

Canberra brothel madam will fight alleged immigration offences

A Canberra brothel madam pleaded not guilty to charges of allowing unlawful non-citizens to work and allowing a non-citizen to work in breach of a visa.

  • by Michael Inman
Former cop who punted almost $50,000 of govt money may avoid jail time
Canberra

Former cop who punted almost $50,000 of govt money may avoid jail time

A former Federal Police employee who used his Commonwealth credit card to punt almost $50,000 could avoid time behind bars.

  • by Michael Inman