Tag Archives: Victorian Court of Appeal

A MAN CALLED PERCY, BEAST WITHOUT MERCY – Saturday July 27 2013

– The constant visitor to the terminally ill patient now just hours from death gently asked: “Do you know who I am?” “Yes,” came the weak response. “You’re my buddy.” Although they had known each other for years and spent … Continue reading

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PERCY DENIES HAVING KILLED LINDA STILWELL – Monday July 22 2013

– Nearly 45 years after schoolgirl Linda Stilwell disappeared from the St Kilda beach, the main suspect has appeared at an emergency bedside hearing of the Coroner’s Court. Derek Ernest Percy, Victoria’s longest-serving prisoner, appeared before Iain West in the … Continue reading

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MUTTERING MURDERER’S APPEAL REJECTED – Tuesday May 28 2013

– He got away with murdering his wife for more than 20 years until he started talking about it. To himself. Cold Case Unit detectives had bugged John Vincent McDonald’s home in 2007 and recorded the conversations he was having … Continue reading

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DAMAGES FOR OFFICER – Saturday April 13 2013

– A former policewoman who became mentally ill and picked at her hands until they bled after being bullied has been awarded $250,000 by Victoria’s highest court. The harassment began when Karen Aden Willett was appointed a detective at the … Continue reading

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$250,000 PAYOUT TO BULLIED EX-COP – Saturday April 13

– An ex-cop who claimed she became mentally ill after being bullied at work was yesterday awarded $250,000. Former Senior Detective Karen Aden Willett, 40, successfully appealed against an earlier jury finding that there had been contributory negligence by her. … Continue reading

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WHY WAS MAD DOG LET OFF THE LEASH? – Friday March 1 2013

– To those who guarded him at Barwon Prison, Antonio “Mad Dog” Loguancio was Victoria’s most dangerous man. To a judge faced by his crimes, his depravity was such that to outline it in a published ruling would be contrary … Continue reading

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CURTAIN FALLS ON A BUSY YEAR AND A LONG-RUNNING SHOW – Saturday December 22 2012

– First a little secret. Confidential research conducted for this journal shows the “Naked City” column draws a loyal, if eclectic, band of followers. Sure, focus groups indicate the readership falls into three distinct categories: those with criminal records, police … Continue reading

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RACING IDENTITY ACCUSED – Monday December 17 2012

– A racing figure has been identified as a key player in a major drug bust that was almost ruined by suspected police corruption, and involved bikies and a notorious crime gang. Blanket suppression orders mean the man cannot be … Continue reading

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MORAN ALLOWED TO KEEP PROCEEDS FROM THE SALE OF HER HOUSE – Saturday December 15 2012

– Jailed Judy Moran will keep proceeds from the sale of her million-dollar home despite a senior prosecutor describing it as like the base camp at Mount Everest during the plot to murder Desmond Moran. High Court justices Virginia Bell … Continue reading

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COURT QUASHES SEX OFFENCES CONVICTION – Monday December 10 2012

– A woman jailed in 2010  for sex offences 33 years ago against two boys aged eight has been freed after Victoria’s highest court quashed convictions and acquitted her. Three Court of Appeal judges acted after a barrister for the … Continue reading

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