Crime and courts editor, The Courier-Mail and Sunday Mail. Author, The Murder of Allison Baden-Clay, (December 1, 2014). Email: david.murray@news.com.au

Tragic twist in hit-and-run death of Ashleigh Humphrys with sudden death yesterday of man police believe was driving the car

couriermail.com.au — THE hit-and-run death of Ashleigh Humphrys has tak­en another tragic twist with the sudden death yesterday of the man police believe was driving the car that struck her on Sunday morning. The father was driving to work in the CBD just before 4am when his car hit Ms Humphrys, possibly while she was on the ground.

Former Bar Association president says not enough done to oppose Justice Carmody and former Newman government

couriermail.com.au — At a speech for his induction as a life member, barrister Peter Davis SC warned that a crisis in the judiciary was far from over. Mr Davis accused the association of failing to do enough to oppose Justice Carmody and the former Newman government.

Police believe Ashleigh Humphrys was killed by a driver who was on way to work in the city

couriermail.com.au — ASHLEIGH Humphrys was struck and killed by a driver who was on his way to work in the city, police believe. CCTV footage reveals Ms Humphrys staggering from one road lane to another as she tried to walk home before the accident.

Police believe Ashleigh Humphyrs was killed by a driver who was on way to work in the city

couriermail.com.au — ASHLEIGH Humphrys was struck and killed by a driver who was on his way to work in the city, police believe. CCTV footage reveals Ms Humphrys staggering from one road lane to another as she tried to walk home before the accident.

Justice Margaret McMurdo still ‘open’ to televised court trials

couriermail.com.au — CHIEF Justice Tim Carmody did not have time to lead an investigation into his own signature plan to televise trials in Queensland, the president of the Court of Appeal has revealed. Justice Margaret McMurdo has issued a public statement correcting the record on her stance on the broadcasting of trials, insisting she has not made up her mind on the issue.

Queensland authorities confirm ‘miscode’ affects DNA evidence in criminal cases

couriermail.com.au — A COMPUTER program error has led to DNA evidence being bungled in dozens of Queensland crimes, including the murder of pregnant Logan woman Joan Ryther. Queensland authorities confirmed the "minor miscode" had affected DNA likelihood ratios in 60 cases, prompting defence lawyers to raise doubts about other results.

Relief workers reach devastated islands

couriermail.com.au — RELIEF workers have started reaching Vanuatu's remote outer islands as reconnaissance missions reveal scenes of utter devastation in areas cut off from communication. At least 11 people have been confirmed dead and tens of thousands left homeless from the weekend's cyclone, but the toll is expected to rise as outlying islands are contacted and assessed.

A 10m wall of water and 320km/h winds have left cyclone relief workers fearing the worst

couriermail.com.au — THE first reports trickling in from Vanuatu's cyclone-ravaged outer islands have relief workers fearing the worst as the country's President warns almost his whole nation has been left homeless. Cyclone Pam smashed into the island archipelago packing winds of 320km/h and a 10m wall of water late on Friday.

The Courier-Mail

couriermail.com.au — 4:40pm: POLICE Headquarters at Roma St have re-opened after a man handed in a suspicious package he found in a park on Milton Rd. The package was handed in to police just after 2pm this afternoon, and is described as a small plastic box with wires inside.

‘Soft touch’ magistrate’s sentence of trailbike rider overturned

couriermail.com.au — A MECHANIC caught riding a trailbike down a suburban street while unlicensed should not have been let off without a penalty, a judge has found on appeal. Kale Nivala already had a long history of traffic offences when Beenleigh Magistrate Pam Dowse gave him an absolute discharge for disqualified driving because she wanted him to keep his job.
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Mar 22, 2015

@SheppardFM good spotting though clearly I didn't spot the camera.

Mar 21, 2015

Today's transport - RAAF C-17 with Foreign Minister Julie Bishop on the way to Vanuatu. pic.twitter.com/8AswAYDYdl

Mar 19, 2015

RT @CullenDenise: My review of The Murder of Allison Baden-Clay appears in the Australian Police Journal this month denisecullen.com.au/the-murder-of-….

Mar 06, 2015

`Judge Dread' - a day in court with Emerald magistrate Stuart Shearer bit.ly/18YIp4O

Mar 05, 2015

`I know it's not right' - magistrate correctly predicts police will appeal her sentence bit.ly/1w8OrcY

Mar 05, 2015

RT @mel_grant: BCEC linked to a second outbreak of salmonella poisoning + the latest breaking news here: bit.ly/1ERxd5J #Brisbane

Mar 04, 2015

RT @SJ_Watson: When book snobs who don't like genre fiction accidentally like a genre book they instantly redefine it as 'literary' telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/…

Mar 03, 2015

Idiot driver who fled police let off without penalty after magistrate declares mandatory sentences are ridiculous bit.ly/1wTvq9p

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