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Archive for September, 2021
NT murder-accused ‘poisoned’ before spree

A love-struck man accused of murdering four men during a shooting spree across Darwin says one of the men shot dead had tried to poison him two days beforehand. September 30, 2021 A love-struck man accused of murdering four men in Darwin as he searched for his girlfriend says one of the men had poisoned […]

NT police Taser accused killer in custody

The Northern Territory’s elite tactical response group police unit tasered a man accused of murdering four people after he was arrested by other officers. September 30, 2021 The Northern Territory’s elite police unit tasered a man accused of murdering four people after other officers had arrested him, a court has been told. Benjamin Glenn Hoffmann, 47, […]

Alleged NT shooter told cops ‘I’ve killed’

A man accused of murdering four people during a rampage across Darwin in 2019 called police for help and admitted one of the killings before he was arrested. September 29, 2021 A love-struck man accused of murdering four people in less than an hour, as he rampaged across Darwin searching for his girlfriend, called police and […]

Alleged NT shooter told cops he’d killed

A man accused of murdering four people during a rampage across Darwin in 2019 called police for help and admitted one of the killings before he was arrested. September 29, 2021 A love-struck man accused of murdering four people in less than an hour called police as he rampaged across Darwin searching for his girlfriend and […]

Accused NT murderer called police for help

A man accused of murdering four people during a rampage across Darwin in 2019 called police for help and admitted one of the killings before he was arrested. September 29, 2021 A man accused of murdering four people in less than an hour called police as he rampaged across Darwin and admitted one of the killings. […]

Accused NT murderer ‘was on a mission’

A man accused of murdering four people during a rampage across Darwin in 2019 was on a mission, a witness has told his trial. September 29, 2021 A man accused of murdering four people in less than an hour during a shooting spree across Darwin was on a mission, a court has been told. Benjamin […]

NT plumber finds headless shooting victim

After hearing a loud bang outside Darwin’s Buff Club, plumber Malcolm Smith walked into the car park and discovered the third victim of an accused gunman. September 28, 2021 Two mates made a gruesome discovery after hearing a loud bang in the car park at Darwin’s Buff Club, dropping their beers and running outside to […]

Confused cop lets Darwin shooter slip by

A Northern Territory policeman failed to follow Ben Hoffmann after he allegedly murdered his third victim because the officer was confused, a court has heard. September 28, 2021 A Northern Territory policeman failed to follow an accused murderer’s car after he allegedly shot a man in the head because the officer was confused, a court has been […]

Accused murderer’s taunt to third victim

The man accused of murdering four people in Darwin allegedly held a knife to his third victim’s throat and said he told him not to mess with him. September 27, 2021 As Sharon Ninham pulled into the car park at Darwin’s Buff Club she planned on a quiet night playing cards with friends. Instead, she […]

Darwin shooting survivor got ready to die

The man accused of murdering four people during a rampage through Darwin allegedly used a shotgun to blow the door off a woman’s unit door before apologising. September 27, 2021 Catherine Milera thought she heard a car backfiring, but seconds later a shotgun blast blew the locks off the front door to her Darwin apartment […]

Triple zero call played to NT murder trial

A triple zero call from a frightened man on the afternoon Benjamin Glenn Hoffmann allegedly murdered four people in Darwin has been played at his trial. September 27, 2021 A triple zero call from a frightened bystander on the afternoon an armed man allegedly murdered four people in Darwin has been played at the man’s trial. Benjamin […]

NT gunman’s victim found in pool of blood

The man accused of shooting four people dead during a rampage through Darwin allegedly shot his second victim in the groin and left him a pool of blood. September 24, 2021 After a gunman’s shots rang out across a Darwin apartment complex, Julie Kay found her elderly neighbour lying in a pool of his own […]

Accused murderer ‘hunting’ in Darwin motel

The man accused of shooting four people dead during a rampage through Darwin was hunting for someone at the Palms Motel, a triple-zero caller said. September 24, 2021 A terrified triple-zero caller told police an armed man was hunting for someone at Darwin’s Palms Motel on the afternoon four people were shot dead. The call […]

Accused NT murderer’s courtroom outburst

The man accused of shooting four people dead during a rampage through Darwin has complained about some of the evidence against him during a courtroom outburst. September 24, 2021 The man accused of murdering four people during a shooting rampage through Darwin has complained about the relevance of some of the evidence against him during […]

Darwin shooting victim found in shower

A FIFO worker has told the trial of a man accused of murdering four people in Darwin that he found the first victim slumped in a shower with a frypan. September 24, 2021 After a gunman accused of murdering four people rampaged through a Darwin motel, FIFO worker Mark MacKenzie searched rooms looking for survivors. […]

Darwin shooter pointed gun at me: witness

A man accused of shooting four people dead in Darwin blasted his way into a room at the Palms Motel as two terrified occupants hid and pellets hit the walls. September 23, 2021 As the gunman accused of murdering four people in Darwin allegedly fired his first shot into room 15 at the Palms Motel, […]

Murder trial jury tour Darwin crime scenes

The jurors in the trial of a man accused of murdering four people in Darwin are set to tour the alleged crime scenes on Thursday. September 23, 2021 The jury in the trial of a man accused of murdering four people in Darwin is expected to leave the courtroom on Thursday to tour the alleged crime […]

Accused murder’s Darwin motel rampage

A man accused of shooting four people dead in Darwin rampaged through the motel where he allegedly murdered his first victim. September 22, 2021 Shiftworker Wayhu Santosa was dozing in his room at the Palms Motel after an early morning start when the gunman accused of murdering four people in Darwin allegedly fired his first […]

Darwin shooter tried to run me down: woman

A man accused of shooting four people dead in Darwin while he searched for a woman tried to run another woman down with his ute, his trial has been told. September 22, 2021 A man accused of the shooting murders of four people in Darwin allegedly tried to run a woman down with his ute […]

Darwin shooter high on drugs during attack

A man accused of shooting four people dead in Darwin was allegedly searching for a woman he believed was his girlfriend before he killed his first victim. September 22, 2021 A man accused of the shooting murders of four people in Darwin was allegedly high on drugs and searching for a woman he believed was […]

‘Search for girlfriend’ before NT killings

A man accused of the shooting murders of four people in Darwin was allegedly searching for a woman he believed was his girlfriend before he pulled the trigger. September 21, 2021 A man accused of murdering four people in Darwin was allegedly high on drugs and searching for a woman he believed was his girlfriend […]

Alleged Darwin shooter pleads not guilty

A man accused of the shooting murders of four people in Darwin in 2019 has pleaded not guilty to all charges in the Northern Territory Supreme Court. September 21, 2021 A man on trial for the shooting murders of four people in Darwin has pleaded not guilty and a jury has been selected. Benjamin Glenn […]

Darwin shooting murder trial underway

A jury is being empanelled in the Northern Territory Supreme Court for the trial of a man accused of the shooting murders of four people in Darwin in 2019. September 21, 2021 Long-awaited trial proceedings for a man accused of killing four people in Darwin are underway with the selection of a jury. Benjamin Glenn […]

Darwin shooting murder trial set to begin

The trial of a man accused of the shooting murders of four people in Darwin in 2019 is expected to start in the Northern Territory Supreme Court on Tuesday. September 21, 2021 The long-awaited trial of a gunman accused of killing four people in the Northern Territory is expected to begin in Darwin. Benjamin Glenn […]

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