#womandv "Laura Coward....charged with first-degree murder in the death of her nine-year-old daughter....pleaded guilty to second-degree murder on Thursday....defence lawyer Jim Lutz and Crown prosecutor Mac Vomberg negotiated a plea... ....admitted to drugging her daughter and setting the car on fire while she was alive."
Janet King: Series 2: The Invisible Wound Award-winning actress Marta Dusseldorp (A Place to Call Home, Jack Irish) returns as brilliant senior crown prosecutor Janet King in this enthralling Australian legal drama. In Series 2, Janet remains devastated by the unsolved murder of her partner, Ash, two years earlier. Her professional life is no less challenging, as the attorney general tasks Janet with heading a royal commission into serious firearm crime.
The Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) will begin an investigation into claims that highly-respected Senior Crown Prosecutor Margaret Cunneen attempted to pervert the course of justice by telling her daughter to fake chest pains after an accident so that she would avoid being breath tested. What are your thoughts – Is the ICAC investigation justified, or is it just a withchhunt? Our latest blog has more.
Three young sisters and their polygamous father's first wife were murdered in the name of religious purity, according to the Crown prosecutor: A staged car accident, plotted and executed, allegedly by the father, mother and brother of 19-year-old Zainab, 17-year-old Sahar, and 13-year-old Gheeti Shafia, whose reportedly brazen refusal to comply with the traditions imposed on Afghan females so polluted the family's honor that only death could remove its taint.