ABC News 21 May 2015
The man jailed for killing Queensland schoolboy Daniel Morcombe has had his appeal against his conviction dismissed.
Brett Peter Cowan was in 2014 sentenced to life in prison with a non-parole period of 20 years for killing 13-year-old Daniel in 2003.
Cowan abducted Daniel while he waited for a bus on the Sunshine Coast.
Brisbane Times Cameron Atfield May 20, 2015
Almost six months after eight children were brutally killed in Cairns just before Christmas last year, the home in which they perished will finally be demolished, to make way for a permanent memorial.
Raina Mersane Ina Thaiday, 37, faces eight murder charges over the deaths of three of her daughters, aged two, 11 and 12, four of her sons, aged five, six, eight and nine, and her 14-year-old niece.
Since the multiple homicide in the Murray Street home in the Cairns suburb of Manoora on December 19, which shocked even the most seasoned of emergency responders, the house has remained standing.
Read more: http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/cairns-death-house-to-be-demolished-in-june-20150520-gh5lvf.html
Gold Coast Bulletin Mackenzie Rain 18 May 2015
TWENTY minutes is all that it takes now to complete a forensic scan of a crime scene and it’s all thanks to CSIRO technology. The Zebedee laser, a lightweight handheld 3D laser, is being used by Gold Coast forensic officers to map crime scenes.
ABC News Kristina Harazim 15 may 2015
The Queensland Court of Appeal has reserved its decision regarding a Cairns man convicted of murdering his wife and dissolving her body in acid.
Klaus Julius Andres, 72, received a life sentence for the murder of Li Ping Cao, 42, in 2011.
Read more: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-05-15/klaus-julius-andres-acid-dissolve-wife-cairns-appeal/6473562
QPS News 16 May 2015
Police are investigating a house fire that occurred overnight in Lota. No one was injured as a result of the fire, and investigators believe it is suspicious.
QPS News 15 May 2015
Police have charged a man following investigations into multiple fires in the Townsville CBD early this morning.
ABC News Renee Cluff 15 May 2015
The case of a 72-year-old far north Queensland man jailed for dissolving his wife’s body in a wheelie bin of acid is due to go before a Brisbane court today.
In 2013, Klaus Andres was jailed for life for killing his wife, Li Ping Cao, 42, in Cairns.
In the Supreme Court, Andres was convicted of murder and misconduct with a corpse.
He has admitted to dissolving his wife’s body in hydrochloric acid in 2011 and does not dispute his misconduct with a corpse conviction.
However, today in the Court of Appeal in Brisbane, he is due to challenge his murder conviction.
He claims his wife died accidentally during an argument between the pair and is expected to argue the judge erred in allowing a piece of evidence to be admitted at his trial.
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