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‘Like a dog in a cage’: Man describes his days of being ‘falsely imprisoned’

‘Like a dog in a cage’: Man describes his days of being ‘falsely imprisoned’

The man has brought a compensation case against a former Federal Circuit Court judge who jailed him for contempt.

  • by Toby Crockford

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‘I hope you brought your toothbrush’: Man sues judge who jailed him

‘I hope you brought your toothbrush’: Man sues judge who jailed him

The man claims he was bashed, became suicidal and woke to his cellmate strangling him after being “falsely imprisoned” by judge.

  • by Toby Crockford
Parents of suspected Michigan school shooter plead not guilty to manslaughter charges

Parents of suspected Michigan school shooter plead not guilty to manslaughter charges

A Michigan judge set bail at $US500,000 each for the parents of a teenager accused of murdering four fellow high school students after the couple was taken into custody following a high-profile manhunt.

  • by Kathleen Foody
More than 7000 people challenge COVID-19 fines, but most fail

More than 7000 people challenge COVID-19 fines, but most fail

During the recent lockdown, officers were told to “start writing tickets” to ensure compliance with restrictions, promising “[if] you get it wrong, I understand, and I won’t hold you to account for that”.

  • by Caitlin Fitzsimmons
Mostly white jury seated for trial in Daunte Wright’s police shooting death

Mostly white jury seated for trial in Daunte Wright’s police shooting death

A mostly white jury was seated on Friday for the trial of a suburban Minneapolis police officer charged in Daunte Wright’s shooting death, and opening statements were scheduled to begin next week.

‘Not credible’: How Lovely Bones author Alice Sebold misidentified her rapist

‘Not credible’: How Lovely Bones author Alice Sebold misidentified her rapist

It was the night that changed Anthony Broadwater’s life for ever. Without a now-abandoned film adaptation, it’s unlikely he would have been exonerated.

  • by Matthew Knott
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‘You should never look at his eyes’: Ghislaine Maxwell ordered staff not to address Jeffrey Epstein

‘You should never look at his eyes’: Ghislaine Maxwell ordered staff not to address Jeffrey Epstein

Epstein’s former house manager testified that Virginia Roberts Giuffre, visited “very often” after encountering Maxwell at Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club.

  • by Karen Freifeld and Luc Cohen
Man charged after alleged train attack that included 11-month-old victim

Man charged after alleged train attack that included 11-month-old victim

A man has been charged after he allegedly assaulted eight people, one as young as 11-months-old, and then two police officers after a violent attack on a Brisbane train on Sunday. 

  • by Cloe Read
UK court backs Meghan in dispute over privacy with newspaper publisher

UK court backs Meghan in dispute over privacy with newspaper publisher

The Duchess of Sussex has won the latest stage in her long-running privacy lawsuit against Associated Newspapers over its publication of parts of a letter she wrote to her estranged father.

  • by Sylvia Hui and Jill Lawless
‘I met Trump at 14 and flew with Prince Andrew’, says Maxwell accuser

‘I met Trump at 14 and flew with Prince Andrew’, says Maxwell accuser

Prince Andrew was also mentioned in proceedings a day earlier during testimony given by the financier’s pilot.

  • by Josie Ensor and Jamie Johnson
Three men went on trial for murder but only one has been convicted

Three men went on trial for murder but only one has been convicted

One man was found guilty, the charges of another were dropped, while the third man’s future hangs in the balance after a week-long trial over a Brisbane murder recorded on video.

  • by Toby Crockford