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Appeal Court Finds GBH Sentence Inadequate, But Does Not Resentence

by Paul Gregoire & 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...

Woman Stabs Boyfriend for Refusing Threesome

by Ugur Nedim
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...

Horrifying Footage of Axe Attack Goes Viral

by Sonia Hickey & 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...

NYE Bashing of Two Asylum Seekers on Manus Island

by Paul Gregoire
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...

Mum Faces Court After Leaving Kids Home-Alone

by Ugur Nedim
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...

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...

Man Faces Court for Allegedly Spreading HIV

by Ugur Nedim
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...

Ten Celebrity Arrests

by Ugur Nedim
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...

Prison Staff Who Commit Crimes

by Ugur Nedim
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...

Can Someone be Charged For Spreading a Sexually Transmitted Infection?

by Ugur Nedim
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...
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