Court hears how cash was stashed in AFP officer’s bag


An envelope filled with cash was slipped into the backpack of an Australian Federal Police officer in an attempt to pay him for information, but the money was undiscovered for a month because it was stashed in a side pocket that was never used, a court has heard.Ben Hampton, 46, …

Kelowna man admits he killed roommate, court hears

The Kelowna man accused of murdering his roommate admits killing him, but in self defence. Daniel Ruff, 65, is charged with second-degree murder in the death of 51-year-old Warren Welters, to which he pleaded not guilty. The two of them had been living in an upstairs suite at 941 Bernard …

Court hears woman’s High Court action against council over property damage has been resolved

A woman’s High Court action against Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Co Council arising out of the extensive damage caused to her property after she rented it out has been dismissed, writes Ann O’Loughlin.The action was taken by Joanne Penston who told the court that when she re-entered her three-bedroom house at Rollins …

Court hears Alex McEwan ‘felt like killing someone’ when Korean student Eunji Ban crossed his path

But a Supreme Court jury has been told McEwan, 23, plans to run a defence of insanity after he spoke of a “demon that had been troubling him his whole life”. McEwan pleaded not guilty to murder when his trial began in Brisbane yesterday, only a few …Man accused of murdering …

Chris Gayle ‘reserved and scared’ around women after masseuse claims, court hears

International cricketer Chris Gayle became “very reserved and scared” in public around women after Fairfax published reports alleging he exposed himself to a female massage therapist in a Sydney dressing room, a court has heard.The West Indies player is suing Fairfax Media for defamation over a series of articles published …

MPs should not face ban ​if unaware of other citizenship, court hears

Parliamentarians should not be disqualified if they were unaware of their foreign citizenship because the constitution was designed only to bar people who actively obtained or retained foreign citizenship, the court of disputed returns has heard. On the first day of hearings into the eligibility of seven parliamentarians the solicitor …

Man run over by own car in burglary that became murder, court hears | UK news

A Royal Navy veteran was run over by his own sports car in a botched burglary that turned into a murder, a court has heard. Mike Samwell, 35, from Chorlton, a suburb of south Manchester, was crushed by his Audi S3 when he tried to stop a burglar from stealing …

6 years isn’t enough for Oscar, who has no remorse, court hears

Judge Thokozile Masipa failed to put forward substantial and compelling reasons why she deviated from a minimum sentence of 15 years when she sentenced Oscar Pistorius for Reeva Steenkamp’s murder, the Supreme Court of Appeal heard today. Prosecutor Andrea Johnson told the court that Masipa erred in her judgment and …