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Archive for October, 2018
NSW man to learn fate for drug abductions

A Sydney man who abducted the same man twice and slashed his victim’s face before robbing his family of thousands of dollars is set to be sentenced. October 31, 2018 A Sydney man who twice abducted and then tortured the same man because he sold him a bad batch of drugs will be sentenced in […]

NSW man says drugs prompted abductions

A Sydney man who abducted the same man twice says he’s also a victim because his victim sold him a bad batch of drugs. October 30, 2018 A Sydney man who twice abducted and then tortured the same man has told a court he had a bad reaction after his victim sold him a tainted […]

Rent tensions led to Qld housemate’s death

A Brisbane man has denied killing his flatmate during a fistfight on their back patio over unpaid rent. October 30, 2018 A Brisbane man held his housemate in a headlock until he stopped moving after tensions about unpaid rent erupted on their back patio during the Easter weekend two years ago, a court has heard. […]

Qld woman who killed her rapist jailed

A Queensland woman who stabbed a man to death after he raped her and then threatened her daughter has been sentenced to nine years in jail for manslaughter. October 29, 2018 A Brisbane woman has been jailed for killing her rapist after he threatened to harm her daughter unless she submitted to more sex. Roxanne […]

Some Saturday Qld racing meets cancelled

Queensland horse race meetings at Doomben, Gold Coast, Townsville and Toowoomba for Cox Plate Day have been cancelled on Saturday because of a strike. October 24, 2018 Protest action by thoroughbred racing industry owners, jockeys, trainers and breeders will derail the start of Queensland’s spring racing season as the battle with the state government over […]

Snapshot of Queensland hammer murder case

A Brisbane financial planner who smashed his top client’s head in with a hammer to cover up fraud has been sentenced to life behind bars for murder. October 24, 2018 QUEENSLAND HAMMER KILLER TRIAL EXPLAINED WHO * Financial planner Trung The Ma, 39, head of Brisbane Money Management * His best client, spiritual guru Huegio […]

Some Saturday Qld racing meets cancelled

Queensland horse race meetings at Doomben, Gold Coast, Townsville and Toowoomba for Cox Plate Day have been cancelled on Saturday because of a strike. October 24, 2018 Protest action by thoroughbred racing industry owners, jockeys, trainers and breeders is set to derail the start of the Queensland’s Spring racing season as the battle with the […]

Queensland hammer killer to be sentenced

A Brisbane financial planner who smashed his best client’s head in with a hammer is expected to learn his sentence on Wednesday. October 24, 2018 A Queensland financial planner is expected to find out his fate after he bashed his top client to death with a hammer and hid his body in a Brisbane storage facility. […]

Police widen hunt for Qld beach killer

Queensland police have extended their search for a young woman’s killer after she was found dead on an isolated beach north of Cairns. October 23, 2018 Police have broadened their hunt for clues in the death of a young Cairns woman whose body was found on a deserted north Queensland beach after she went missing […]

Community mourns young woman’s beach death

Queenslanders are mourning the death of a young woman who was found dead on an isolated beach north of Cairns, a day after she left to walk her dog. October 23, 2018 An outpouring of grief and outrage has followed the discovery of a young woman’s body on a deserted north Queensland beach as detectives continue […]

Qld murder accused man fled with knife

A Queensland man accused of the stabbing murder of another man at a suburban gathering fled the scene in the direction where a knife was later found. October 22, 2018 A Queensland man accused of stabbing another man to death while dropping off children after a play date, sped off as the man lay dying, […]

Titanic II project moves to Paris

Clive Palmer says his Titanic II’s headquarters will be in Paris and not London because he wants its headquarters in Europe. October 22, 2018 Billionaire Clive Palmer’s Titanic II project will open its European headquarters in Paris rather than London because he wants the office in Europe. “It is of little use having a European […]

Ipswich councillors begin compo case

Former Ipswich councillors have begun their fight for compensation, saying they were sacked amid a corruption probe that had nothing to do with them. October 22, 2018 Seven councillors sacked when Ipswich City Council was dissolved amid a corruption scandal have begun a legal battle to show they were unfairly dismissed. The former councillors are seeking […]

Next royal tour stop: Fraser Island

The environment will be the focus of the royal tour when Prince Harry dedicates Fraser Island’s rainforests to the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy. October 22, 2018 The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s whirlwind Australian tour is set to get tropical on Monday with a day trip to Queensland’s Fraser Island. On day seven of their visit […]

Four Qld men charged with fraud by CCC

Four Brisbane men have been charged with fraud and money laundering following an 18-month investigation into a Queensland law firm. October 21, 2018 Four men have been charged with fraud and money laundering offences following an 18-month investigation into a Queensland law firm. The Brisbane men were arrested after Crime and Corruption Commission investigators allegedly uncovered fraud […]

Queensland hammer killer found guilty

A Brisbane financial planner who fatally struck his top client in the head with a hammer following a business dispute has been found guilty of murder. October 19, 2018 A Brisbane financial planner found guilty of bashing his best client to death with a hammer has told his victim’s family he is sorry for their […]

Qld hammer killer found guilty of murder

A Brisbane financial planner who smashed his top client’s head in with a hammer following a business dispute has been found guilty of murder October 19, 2018 A Brisbane financial planner who bashed his top client to death with a hammer during a heated business meeting has been found guilty of murder. Trung The Ma, […]

Qld lawyer who hit neighbour avoids jail

A Brisbane solicitor who bashed his neighbour after the well-known barrister yelled at his son and a friend has avoided jail. October 19, 2018 A Brisbane solicitor who jumped his back fence and bashed his barrister neighbour in a dispute over noisy kids has been handed a suspended prison sentence. Robert Mark Hynes has admitted […]

Qld lawyer who hit neighbour avoids jail

A Brisbane solicitor who bashed his neighbour after the well-known barrister yelled at his son and a friend has avoided jail. October 19, 2018 A Brisbane solicitor who jumped his back fence and bashed his barrister neighbour in a dispute over noisy kids has been handed a suspended prison sentence. Robert Mark Hynes has admitted […]

Qld hammer killer jury set to deliberate

The jury at the murder trial of a Brisbane financial planner who bludgeoned his top client with a hammer is expected to begin deliberations. October 19, 2018 Jurors are expected to begin their deliberations in the murder trial of a Brisbane financial planner who smashed his top client’s head in a with a hammer during […]

Four facing court over abduction ring: AFP

A two-year investigation has led to the arrest of a group that allegedly helped parents abduct their own children across Australia. October 18, 2018 Three men and a woman have been accused of helping parents abduct their own children across Australia in contravention of family law orders.  Detectives say as part of a two-year investigation […]

Woman charged with Qld fundraising fraud

A woman in Queensland has been accused of fraudulently raising money on a fundraising page by claiming it would be spent on treating her cancer. October 18, 2018 A woman in Townsville has allegedly gained $55,000 by fraudulently claiming on a fundraising site the money would be used to treat her stage five ovarian cancer. […]

Qld hammer killer ‘knew right from wrong’

A Brisbane financial planner who bashed his top client to death with a hammer was mentally ill at the time but knew right from wrong, a court has heard. October 18, 2018 A Brisbane financial planner who stole more than $700,000 from his top client knew right from wrong when he bashed him to death […]

Qld hammer killer ‘knew right from wrong’

A Brisbane financial planner who bashed a client to death with a hammer was riddled with anxiety over his inability to live up to his father’s expectations. October 17, 2018 A Brisbane financial planner was riddled with anxiety over his inability to live up to his father’s expectations when he smashed his top client’s head […]

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