Queensland Times Damian Bathersby 13 April 2014
GRAHAM Stafford spent 15 years in jail for a crime he has always maintained he did not commit.
But it appears he has no right to know why the police, and now Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie, have decided not to continue pursuing him over the 1991 murder of Ipswich schoolgirl Leanne Holland. Mr Stafford, 52, has called on Mr Bleijie to release the report that has led to the decision, believing it will provide answers to the baffling saga.
Sydney Morning Herald Bennett Ring 8 April 2014
Developed by the CSIRO over seven years, the laser-scanning technology was initially intended for a different purpose. However, the Zebedee is being used to recreate crime and accident scenes with an incredible degree of accuracy.
Sydney Morning Herald 12 April 2014
Two men have died after their trucks burst into flames during a crash in Brisbane’s northeast. The two trucks collided on Port Drive at Lytton shortly after 8pm (AEST) on Friday and were engulfed in flames immediately, police say. The two male drivers died at the scene. One of the trailers from the truck blocked a train track, suspending all rail traffic for several hours.
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Truck on fire after serious crash
Two killed in truck crash inferno
News.com.au Robyn Ironside 14 April 2014
HALF the violent offenders who face court in Queensland escape any sort of jail sentence.
Figures obtained by The Courier-Mail from the Department of Justice and Attorney-General show of the 19,055 people convicted of grievous bodily harm and assault occasioning bodily harm in the past five years, 9702 (50.9 per cent) walked free from court.
Townsville Bulletin Christie Anderson 12 April 2014
THE family of missing hitchhiker Tony Jones who disappeared 31 years ago, have slammed the police investigation as flawed and criticised detectives for keeping them in the dark. The last confirmed sighting of Mr Jones, 20, who disappeared while hitchhiking between Townsville and Mount Isa, was at a phonebox in Townsville on November 3, 1982.
The family will also be asking the State Coroner to continue with an inquiry.
Brisbane Times 12 April 2014
A skull found in forestry near Tin Can Bay on Thursday could belong to the unidentified victim in the Cedar Pocket torso mystery. The grisly find was yesterday confirmed by police to be human remains, with The Gympie Times reporting a skull was discovered by forestry workers.
Skull found in the forest
Could Tin Can Bay remains be Gympie torso’s missing head?
Gold Coast Bulletin Leah Fineran April 11, 2014
A MAN who allegedly torched his ex-girlfriend’s Gold Coast house as she and a friend slept has been committed to stand trial for attempted murder.
Kyle Tasman Tubb, 22, yesterday conceded to being committed to the Supreme Court in Brisbane on a future date.
He entered no plea on charges including two counts of attempted murder, arson, burglary and unlawful use of a car.
Bundaberg News Mail Emily Prain
Mystery shrouds the disappearance of a three-year-old girl from Childers, with police holding grave concerns her safety.
Forensic teams have fingerprinted the home and vehicles parked on the property, with several streets surrounding the area of Ridgeway St cordoned off.
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ABC News 9 April 2014
Lawyers for Brett Peter Cowan have lodged an appeal against his conviction for the murder of Queensland schoolboy Daniel Morcombe.
ABC News 9 April 2014
A 25-year-old man has appeared in a Brisbane court charged with the rape and murder of French student Sophie Collombet.