Tag Archives: Victorian Coroner’s Court

FORMER DETECTIVE UNWILLING TO PRESENT EVIDENCE AT MURDER INQUEST

Thursday September 19 2013 – A former drug squad detective once accused of killing police informer Terence Hodson says he is not interested in giving evidence at an inquest. Paul Dale spent seven months in jail after being charged with … Continue reading

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POLICE INFORMER’S SON TELLS COURT DETECTIVE THREATENED TO SHOOT AND KILL HIS FATHER

Friday July 25 2014 – A coronial inquest has been told that a former Victoria Police Drug Squad officer had told a now murdered police informer, that should he ever betray him, he would shoot him. Andrew Hodson told the … Continue reading

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DETECTIVE TELLS INQUEST OF ‘CATASTROPHIC’ INVESTIGATION – Tuesday June 18 2013

– A Victoria Police investigation into the violent death of a patient at a state-run psychiatric hospital was “manifestly inadequate”, with crucial physical evidence not collected and potential witnesses not questioned, a scathing report by the Homicide Squad has found. … Continue reading

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POLICE: KEEP CHECK ON MENTALLY ILL – Saturday June 8 2013

– Victoria Police wants a register with details of the seriously mentally Ill set up. The call came at an inquest on a triple murder-suicide “so horrific it defies belief”. A woman, 36, killed her two daughters, 18 and 13, … Continue reading

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VISITORS’ LOG MISSING IN DEATH FALL CASE – Thursday May 2 2013

– A worker at the apartment building where Phoebe Handsjuk fell 12 storeys to her death found that a log of who entered the complex on the day the young woman died went missing, a court has heard. The worker … Continue reading

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VISITOR A RIDDLE – Saturday April 20 2013

– Police investigating the mysterious death of a woman whose body was found in a garbage chute have released an image of man they wish to speak to. The body of Phoebe Handsjuk, 24, was found in the garbage compacting … Continue reading

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KILLER TO STAY FREE – Friday March 22 2013

– The one-punch killing of a young man outside a nightclub six years ago would likely remain unsolved, an inquest was told yesterday. Police recently reviewed evidence in the death of Shannon McCormack outside the former QBH nightclub. Fresh CCTV … Continue reading

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MISSING TEENAGERS CASE – Monday March 18 2013

– A coronial inquest will resume on Monday to try and determine what happened to Bendigo teenagers Maureen Braddy and Allan Whyte, last seen in 1968. The case was brought before the coroner in March 2012 but ended abruptly when … Continue reading

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ELITE COPS’ FURY AT CORONER – Sunday February 10 2013

– Four Special Operations Group police officers involved in the fatal shooting of a man wanted for murder have taken the sensational step of asking a coroner to disqualify herself from the ongoing inquest. Coroner Jane Hendtlass had heard 14 … Continue reading

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BOSS PAID $1 MILLION IN ONE DAY – Sunday February 10 2013

– The director of a group of aged care homes sanctioned for poor patient care and under investigation by the Coroner over a resident’s death was paid a $1 million on one day. A two-month Sunday Herald Sun investigation has … Continue reading

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