Category: Intentionally Causing Grievous Bodily Harm or Wounding

Appeal Court Finds GBH Sentence Inadequate, But Does Not Resentence


By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim At 6.43 pm on 6 February 2015, Craig Lulham sent a text message to Bill, the husband of his friend Allison’s mother. It stated, “Bring the cops. I don’t care. It won’t stop me from smashing you are [sic] face in, even when I get kicked out.” As Bill ...

Woman Stabs Boyfriend for Refusing Threesome


A man in the US has allegedly been stabbed in the arm and abdomen after refusing to participate in a ‘threesome’ with his girlfriend and another woman. The defendant, forty-two year old Teresa Gillard, met a woman at a local dog park on the morning of the incident and they exchanged details. After returning home, ...

Horrifying Footage of Axe Attack Goes Viral


By Sonia Hickey and Ugur Nedim CCTV footage of a blonde woman entering a convenience store and attacking two people with an axe has gone viral on social media. The horrifying footage shows the woman strolling into the 7-Eleven store in Enmore in Sydney’s inner-west wielding a large axe, before walking up to her first ...

NYE Bashing of Two Asylum Seekers on Manus Island


Two Iranian asylum seekers were beaten by up to 10 Papua New Guinea (PNG) police and immigration officers on New Year’s Eve. The pair were then taken to the Lorengau police station on Manus Island, where they were held in custody for 36 hours with no access to food, water or medical attention. The Refugee Action ...

Mum Faces Court After Leaving Kids Home-Alone


A 28-year-old stepmother has been arrested after leaving her children home-alone while she flew out of the country. Speaking through an interpreter, she said the children’s passports didn’t arrive on time, forcing her to leave them at home while she sought to fix the situation. She feels police have no business interfering with her decision, saying ...

Australians Sick of ‘Coward Punch’ Attacks


By January 2014, Australians were sick and tired of young people’s lives being destroyed by mindless violence during nights of heavy drinking. Devastating one punch attacks, which were then referred to as “king hits”, were causing increasing concern. At that time, 18-year-old Daniel Christie (above) was in a critical condition after being attacked by a ...

Man Faces Court for Allegedly Spreading HIV


The Downing Centre Court has only been open for two weeks since the summer break, but has already seen its fair share of interesting cases. Perhaps one of the most disturbing so far is that of a man accused of infecting his boyfriend with HIV and failing to forewarn other sexual partners about his condition. ...

Ten Celebrity Arrests


They might live a life of glitz and glamour, but A-list stars have a knack of finding themselves on the wrong side of the law. The mega trials of Michael Jackson, OJ Simpson and the ‘Blade Runner’ are known to all, so we’ve compiled a list of ten other celebrities who’ve had run in’s with ...

Prison Staff Who Commit Crimes


When you hear about crime happening in prisons, you probably tend to think it’s the inmates, right? Well, it’s not just the prisoners. Prison staff can also be involved, as these two recent cases appear to demonstrate. Trade instructor convicted of sexual assaults Earlier this month, the case of David Howard Peter Wright was brought ...

Can Someone be Charged For Spreading an STI?


It’s a conversation no-one wants to have with a prospective partner – but did you know that failing to disclose a sexually transmitted infection (STI) could land you in serious trouble with the law? What Does the Law Say? In New South Wales, section 79 of the Public Health Act 2010 says that a person ...