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Murder / Manslaughter

Kumanjayi Walker Murder Trial Stayed as High Court Considers “Good Faith” Defence

by Paul Gregoire
NT police constable Zachary Rolfe entered the family home of Kumanjayi Walker in Yuendumu on 9 November 2019, in an attempt to arrest the 19-year-old Warlpiri man over having breached the conditions of a suspended sentence. Despite the local police...

Sydney Brothers Charged Over Alleged Gangland Murder

by Sonia Hickey
Two brothers have been arrested and charged over the shooting of alleged senior member of the Hamzy drug trafficking and organised crime network, Mejid Hamzy, last year. 38-year old Ezzedine Omar is facing 17 charges, including murder, eight counts of...

Passenger Charged with Murder After Police Officer Struck and Killed

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
The tragic death of a police officer who was struck by a car last weekend has triggered debate about whether a passenger in a car should be considered legally responsible for the conduct of the driver, and well as raised...

What is ‘Reckless Indifference to Human Life’?

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
A Queensland mother who left her two babies sleeping in a car on a hot summer’s day has been committed to stand trial for murder. It is alleged Kerri-Ann Conley left her two young daughters, Darcey, aged two, and Chloe-Ann,...

Police Fear Gang War in Sydney

by Sonia Hickey
New South Wales Police fear that the recent killing of 34-year old Bilal Hamze could escalate further violent crime and gang wars on Sydney streets. Bilal Hazme, the cousin of Brothers 4 Life Founder Bassam Hazme, was shot in a...

What is Vehicular Manslaughter?

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
A range of criminal offences may apply in situations where a driver causes the death of another person. Manslaughter is one of them, but is usually reserved for the most serious dangerous driving cases. The more common charges are dangerous...

What Is Involuntary Manslaughter?

by Sydney Criminal Lawyers
Melbourne trucking company manager Simiona Tuteru is currently facing four charges of manslaughter in relation to the deaths of four police officers who were killed when they were run over by truck driver Mohinder Singh in April 2020 on Melbourne’s...

Driver Who Filmed Dying Police Officer Sentenced in Court

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
The man who filmed a police officer while she lay dying on the road after being hit by a truck could walk free from prison in the coming days, after receiving a backdated sentence of 10 months in prison. The...

Manslaughter of Mhelody Bruno Exposes Institutional Bias in Criminal Justice System

by Paul Gregoire
The outcome of the trial of Rian Toyer – the former Royal Australian Air Force officer guilty of the manslaughter of Mhelody Bruno – has raised warranted questions around systemic bias within the Australian criminal justice system and the privilege...

Corrections Criminally Liable Over First Nations Custody Deaths, Says Former NSW Magistrate David Heilpern

by Paul Gregoire
The 15th of April marks 30 years since the Royal Commission Into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody handed down its final report, which made 339 recommendations aimed at preventing First Nations custodial deaths. Most of these recommendations, however, have never been...
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