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Teen Will Defend Rape & Murder Charges

The 18-year-old man charged with the rape and murder of pregnant Logan woman Joan Ryther will "vigorously defend the charges", Michael Bosscher of Boscher Lawyers told media today. "He has given us instructions that he intends to vigorously defend these charges," Mr Bosscher said. "He's obviously very...

No Conviction Recorded

Tanya Szogi allegedly ran up a gutter in front of a police patrol, after twice crashing her car. "I'm drunk, I'm guilty", the 42-year-old told officers. Szogi pleaded guilty to driving while under the influence of liquor, driving without due care and attention, failing to comply with...

NOT GUILTY!

In the heavily watched case of Samuel Collins, a jury took just one day to find him not guilty of manslaughter but guilty of the lesser charge of dangerous interference with a motor vehicle causing death. Barrister Craig Chowdhury, instructed by Alex Jones of Bosscher Lawyers,...

Phoning 000 Ends Badly

A man who repeatedly called 000 was charged by police for being a nuisance. The Maroochydore Magistrates Court was told that Wayne Keir had called police four times. Lawyer Anna Smith said Mr Keir had suffered a significant brain injury in an accident in the 1980s, which...

Sunshine Coast Crime Spree

In the Maroochydore Magistrates Court, Matthew Hunt appeared to face numerous charges arising from a one-night Noosa rampage with his alleged 20-year-old co-offender, Nathan Bell. Defence lawyer Anna Smith from Bosscher Lawyers said drugs and alcohol had fuelled the opportunistic crimes. "At some point in the...

3 Months Jail for Police Assault

A Toowoomba man was convicted of assaulting an officer and sentenced to three months imprisonment in the Toowoomba Magistrates Court. It was alleged that Michael Jarvis had walked into the car park of the Toowoomba Police Station and proceeded to kick a police vehicle. Upon being...