Tag Archives: Detective Sol Soloman

BALLARAT MEN ACCUSED OF MURDER ON REMAND UNTIL JUNE – Tuesday January 8 2013

– The two men charged with the murder of 14-year-old Timothy O’Brien will remain behind bars for at least six months before they appear in court again. Joel Henderson, 39, of Wendouree and Darren Wilson, 35, of Ballarat, appeared in … Continue reading

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RYE MANSLAUGHTER ACCUSED GETS BAIL – Tuesday January 8 2013

– A teenager charged with the manslaughter of David Cassai after a brawl in Rye on New Year’s Eve has been granted bail. Dylan Closter, 18, made his second application for bail in Melbourne Magistrates Court on Monday morning. He … Continue reading

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TEENAGE ATTACKER TELLS POLICE HE WAS PROVOKED – Tuesday January 8 2013

– Friends of a teenager accused of fatally bashing 22-year-old David Cassai on New Year’s Eve tried to restrain him, a court heard yesterday. Dylan John Closter, 18, allegedly broke free and chased Mr Cassai before delivering a roundhouse-style punch … Continue reading

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A YOUNG DEATH IN A SMALL TOWN – Sunday January 6 2013

– The 14-year-old boy had gone with his stepfather to reassure two girls that they were safe in their house in Scarsdale, a small town – barely a town – outside Ballarat in the early hours of Saturday morning. Within … Continue reading

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HEAD BLOW KILLS TEEN – Sunday January 2 2013

– An autistic teenager was allegedly bludgeoned to death after going to the aid of two teenage girls who had called on his stepfather for help. Timmy O’Brien, 14, was allegedly struck in the head with a blunt weapon, believed … Continue reading

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POLICE HUNT THUGS – Tuesday January 1 2013

– Popular David Cassai loved a night out with friends and should have been toasting in the new year in style this morning. Instead, by late yesterday, he was dead and police were hunting the gang of thugs who killed … Continue reading

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WHAT HAPPENED TO PHOEBE? – Sunday December 9 2012

– Three weeks before Christmas, a beautiful but troubled young Melbourne woman was found dead, having plunged 12 storeys down the garbage chute of an upmarket St Kilda Road apartment building. it was a bizarre way to die. Police had … Continue reading

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SLEEPING DRUG QUERY IN WOMAN’S CHUTE DEATH – Sunday December 9 2012

– One of Victoria’s most experienced homicide detectives has questioned whether the sleeping drug Stilnox contributed to the death of Melbourne woman Phoebe Handsjuk, who died after plunging 12 storeys inside the garbage chute of a St Kilda Road apartment … Continue reading

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FAMILY CALLS FOR INQUEST IN DAUGHTER’S GARBAGE CHUTE FALL – Friday December 7 2012

– The family of a Melbourne woman who died after plunging 12 storeys inside the garbage chute of a St Kilda Road apartment building has asked a coroner to examine if she was murdered. At Wednesday’s hearing, Coroner Peter White … Continue reading

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