Australia High Court rejects killer lake mum appeal
NSW child-killer's lawyers win costs bid
Lawyers for Sydney pedophile Michael Guider, who killed Samantha Knight in 1986, have been awarded legal costs over a failed bid for continued custody.The 68-year-old, who killed schoolgirl Samantha Knight more than three decades ago, was released from Sydney's Long Bay jail in September 2019.
The Nebraska Supreme Court on Friday upheld the convictions and death sentence of a man who killed four people in Omaha, seemingly at random, shortly after his release from prison in 2013. Nikko Jenkins pleaded no contest in 2014 to four counts of first-degree murder and multiple weapons counts
The court on Friday rejected an appeal from Charles Lee Randolph, convicted of first-degree murder in the death of Shelly Lokken, 31, during a robbery at a tavern where Randolph formerly worked. Lokken was handcuffed and shot twice in the head as she knelt on the floor of a walk-in freezer.
A Melbourne mum who killed three of her children after intentionally driving the family car into a lake will not have her jail sentence increased.
Akon Guode was jailed in 2017 for 26 years and six months after she drove into a Wyndham Vale lake, killing her four-year-old twins Hangar and Madit and 16-month-old son Bol.
She also pleaded guilty to the attempted murder of her daughter Alual, 5, who was in the car but survived after being pulled from the water.
That sentence, however, was slashed by Victoria's Court of Appeal in August 2018 to 20 years with a minimum of 14.
Prosecutors appealed the reduced sentence to the High Court but its judges ordered on Wednesday the appeal be dismissed because there was no error in the appeal court's reasoning.
Chief Justice Anne Ferguson and judges Phillip Priest and David Beach said the original sentence was "manifestly excessive" given Guode's disturbed mental state and difficult personal circumstances in the years leading up to the killings.
She had survived rape and her soldier husband's death in war-torn Sudan before coming to Australia as a refugee.
Jason Roberts granted leave to appeal convictions for murdering Gary Silk and Rodney Miller .
Convicted murderer Jason Roberts will be able to argue to overturn his jailing over the 1998 shooting of two police officers after the Court of Appeal accepted his legal challenge. In a brief hearing today, the three justices unanimously granted leave for him to appeal. In 2002, he was sentenced to life in prison, with a non-parole period of 35 years, for the murders of Sergeant Gary Silk and Senior Constable Rodney Miller in Moorabbin in 1998.Another man, Bandali Debs, is also in prison over the murders.
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