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Woman's alleged killer was shoeless and wearing pyjama top, court told

Woman's alleged killer was shoeless and wearing pyjama top, court told

Elderly woman allegedly beaten to death had been walking her dogs and was found by neighbours lying on ground and gurgling blood, a court has been told.

  • by Amber Wilson

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Baker was 'in a hole' days before he stabbed partner, set home on fire

Baker was 'in a hole' days before he stabbed partner, set home on fire

A mother of three murdered in her home by her partner told relatives he was 'uptight and agitated' in the days before her death, court documents reveal.

  • by Adam Cooper
'Once he collapsed, the ambulance was too late.'
Hospitals

'Once he collapsed, the ambulance was too late.'

Thunderstorm deaths force changes in emergency responses to mass disaster – but coroner still believes more can be done.

  • by Aisha Dow
Man charged with murder of mafia lawyer refuses to appear in court
Courts

Man charged with murder of mafia lawyer refuses to appear in court

A man has been charged with murder over the death of mafia lawyer Joe 'Pino' Acquaro.

  • by Erin Pearson & Melissa Cunningham
Coroner to probe death of man shot three times by police officer
Courts

Coroner to probe death of man shot three times by police officer

The Coroner’s office is set to examine “significant” safety issues for police and the public when it investigates the death of a Melbourne man shot three times by police during a deadly routine traffic stop in 2013.

  • by Erin Pearson
Keep 'savage' killing of woman in mind when sentencing murderer: court told
Domestic violence

Keep 'savage' killing of woman in mind when sentencing murderer: court told

Shane Robertson, 28, struck Katherine Haley, 29, in her face and head with a barbell after an argument at their Diggers Rest home.

  • by Amber Wilson
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Pregnant woman jailed for running dodgy conveyancing business
Crime

Pregnant woman jailed for running dodgy conveyancing business

Melbourne woman Meganita Marannu, 31, will spend a year in prison for stealing more than $100,000 from clients.

  • by Caroline Schelle
Gargasoulas had no drug psychosis two days after Bourke St, court told
Courts

Gargasoulas had no drug psychosis two days after Bourke St, court told

James Gargasoulas was calm, rational and not suffering from "drug-induced psychosis" two days after the Bourke Street incident, expert tells court.

  • by Adam Cooper & Chris Vedelago
Teenage boy charged after woman punched in face outside apartment
Courts

Teenage boy charged after woman punched in face outside apartment

The victim, Sarah, was followed into a lift and punched in the face just metres from her apartment door in Richmond.

  • by Melissa Cunningham
Gargasoulas 'not well' court told, but he is expected to give evidence
James Gargasoulas

Gargasoulas 'not well' court told, but he is expected to give evidence

Accused Bourke Street driver is expected to take the stand in his own defence to provide an 'explanation' for why he killed six people and injured 27 others.

  • by Chris Vedelago
Man admits spate of church thefts, claims it was act of 'retribution'

Man admits spate of church thefts, claims it was act of 'retribution'

Man with vendetta against Catholic church admitted breaking into dozens of churches and threatened to punch a priest during four-month crime spree.

  • by Caroline Schelle