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Archive for November, 2019
Murderer had co-accused women under spell

Two women convicted of manslaughter for helping their manipulative lover murder one of their ex-husbands were controlled by him, a Brisbane court has heard. November 29, 2019 Two vulnerable women under the spell of a violent and manipulative killer helped him plot the bloody murder of one of their ex-husbands, a Queensland court has heard. […]

Murderer manipulated co-accused lovers

Two women are set to be sentenced for manslaughter after a Queensland man was ambushed by two sword-wielding men and left for dead in a pool of his own blood. November 29, 2019 Two women under the spell of a violent killer unwittingly helped him plot the bloody murder of one of their ex-husbands, a […]

Qld man left for dead in pool of blood

Two women are set to be sentenced for manslaughter after a Queensland man was ambushed by two sword-wielding men and left for dead in a pool of his own blood. November 29, 2019 Two more people are set to be sentenced after a Queensland man was ambushed by two sword-wielding attackers and left for dead […]

Qld sword murderers get life in prison

Two men who ambushed a Queensland father with swords and left him to bleed to death in front of his family at a rural property have been jailed for life. November 28, 2019 Two men drove 1000km to ambush a Queensland father, “brutally” attacked him with swords then left him bleeding to death to silence […]

Qld dad’s murderers get life in prison

Two men who ambushed a Queensland father with swords and left him to bleed to death at his rural property have been jailed for life. November 28, 2019 Two men drove 1000km to ambush a Queensland father, stabbing him with swords and leaving him to bleed to death in a bid to silence sexual assault […]

Qld teen beaten purple by murder accused

The man accused of killing a teenager and stuffing her body in a barrel will stand trial for murder after a witness testified he beat the 16-year-old purple. November 28, 2019 An associate of body-in-barrel victim Larissa Beilby says she tried to help the battered teen after the man accused of her murder “beat her […]

Qld teen’s accused murderer to stand trial

The man accused of killing a teenager and stuffing her body in a barrel on the Gold Coast has been committed to stand trial for her murder. November 27, 2019 The man accused of killing Queensland teen Larissa Beilby and hiding her body in a barrel has been committed to stand trial for her murder. Zlatko […]

Body-in-barrel suspect ‘gave teen drugs’

A friend of the body-in-barrel victim Larissa Beilby has told a Brisbane court about hotel room sex and drug-taking with the teen and her accused murderer. November 27, 2019 A family friend of the body-in-barrel victim has recalled nights of hotel room sex and drug-taking with the teen and her accused murderer to a¬†Queensland court. […]

Slain Qld schoolgirl ‘knew too much’

A man who allegedly murdered a Brisbane school girl and left her decomposing body in a barrel talked about “knocking her” the day she died, a court has heard. November 27, 2019 The body of a Brisbane schoolgirl was found rotting in a barrel soon after her alleged murderer told people he wanted to “knock […]

Qld body-in-barrel injuries shocked pathologist

The man accused of murdering a Brisbane teen and stuffing her body in a barrel talked about “knocking her” the day she died, a court has heard. November 26, 2019 The doctor who examined a murdered Brisbane teen found stuffed inside a barrel had done thousands of autopsies, but the injuries inflicted on Larissa Beilby […]

Qld body-in-barrel accused back in court

The man accused of murdering a Brisbane teen and stuffing her body in a barrel talked about “knocking her” the day she died, a court has heard. November 26, 2019 The man accused of murdering a 16-year-old Brisbane girl and leaving her body in a barrel beat her up then discussed “knocking her”, a Queensland […]

Queensland doctor denies raping patient

A Brisbane doctor told a patient she was sexy then raped her after she complained she was fat and didn’t have sex with her husband often. November 25, 2019 A Brisbane doctor indecently touched and raped a female patient who complained she was fat and didn’t have sex with her husband often, a court has heard. […]

Dead Qld toddlers ‘signs of heat exposure’

Two young girls have found dead in a car in Logan, south of Brisbane, where police have taped off a house as officers investigate the cause of their deaths. November 23, 2019 Two toddlers found dead in a car south of Brisbane showed signs of exposure to extreme heat, Queensland police say. Paramedics tried to […]

Qld bushfire emergency declaration revoked

Local fire bans have been re-introduced across southern Queensland after the state of fire emergency was lifted amid easing bushfire conditions. November 23, 2019 Queensland’s bushfire emergency declaration has been lifted from all parts of the state following two weeks of ferocious fire conditions and the loss of 20 homes. The declaration was imposed on […]

Qld family defamed by Nine awarded $3.6m

Queensland’s Wagner family has been awarded $3.6 million in a defamation case about a Nine Network report about the fatal Grantham floods. November 22, 2019 A wealthy Queensland family “extraordinarily” defamed by a reckless Nine Network report about the fatal Grantham floods in 2011 has been awarded a $3.6 million damages payout. Toowoomba’s Wagner brothers […]

Queensland NRL star’s father sentenced

The father of Brisbane Broncos star David Fifita has been jailed for a string of offences, including common assault, drug possession and forceful entry. November 21, 2019 The father of NRL star David Fifita has been sentenced to almost three months in jail for a string of offences, mostly related to a neighbourhood dispute. Siaosi […]

Qld home invader jailed for six years

A Brisbane man has been jailed for six years for armed robbery, home invasion and dangerous operation of a vehicle causing grievous bodily harm. November 20, 2019 A drug-affected home invader who pointed a loaded shotgun at a Brisbane mother and her son before stealing her car has been jailed for six years. David Vincent […]

Qld man ‘raped girl while dad made coffee’

A nine-year-old girl was raped in her bed as her father made coffee for the alleged attacker, a Queensland court has heard. November 19, 2019 A man raped a nine-year-old girl while her father went into the kitchen to make him a late-night coffee to help keep his mind off drugs, a Queensland court has […]

Qld firefighters warn of worsening fires

Weak easterly winds bringing cooler, humid air should help Queensland crews battling more than 90 bushfires but severe weather is forecast to return. November 18, 2019 Residents in parts of Queensland’s Scenic Rim have been forced from their homes as a large, “unpredictable” bushfire approaches under worsening conditions. The Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) warned […]

Conditions ease for Qld firefighters

Weak easterly winds bringing cooler, humid air should help firefighters battling more than 90 bushfires, however, severe weather is forecast to return. November 18, 2019 Cooler conditions may give firefighters a break as they battle more than 90 bushfires across Queensland but severe weather looks set to return midweek. The most challenging blazes are at […]

Queensland fires flare as winds pick up

Residents have been forced from homes west of Brisbane as two large bushfires bear down in the Scenic Rim and Darling Downs. November 17, 2019 Residents west of Brisbane are in for a sleepless night after being told to evacuate due to two large out of control bushfires bearing down on rural communities in the […]

Qld homes evacuated as bushfire flares

An emergency warning has been issued for a large out of control bushfire north of Toowoomba with residents told to evacuate now November 19, 2019 Residents west of Brisbane in the Ravensbourne area are being told to evacuate as a large out of control bushfire bears down. An emergency warning has been issued for a […]

Qld bushfires flare as winds whip up

Residents have been forced from homes west of Brisbane as two large bushfires bear down in the Scenic Rim and Darling Downs. November 17, 2019 Residents west of Brisbane are in for a sleepless night after being told to evacuate due to two large out of control bushfires bearing down on rural communities in the […]

Hot winds to whip up Qld fire danger

The weather bureau warns conditions will continue to deteriorate in Queensland as extremely hot air is pushed across the state on Friday and into the weekend. November 14, 2019 Queensland firefighters are facing another day of severe bushfire conditions as dry westerly winds bring a heatwave to the state. The Bureau of Meteorology has warned […]

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