Erin Lyons,

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Past articles by Erin:

Murder trial begins for Nicholas Cross after woman’s body found in burnt-out tent

A man accused of murdering a woman whose charred body was found inside a burnt-out tent texted a mate saying “when they get me I’m doing 10 years minimum”. → Read More

‘Groomed and spat out’: Former Mazenod College teacher avoids jail over sexually violating students

A former Catholic school teacher who sexually groomed two male students and assaulted them in various locations has avoided jail time. → Read More

Former nurse Samantha Bidmade fronts court over string of drug charges

A former nurse accused of being a big-time drug dealer has been told “it won’t be easy” to get her life back as she faces a string of charges. → Read More

How alleged extremist was paralysed

A wheelchair-bound inmate being held at one of the nation’s toughest prisons has launched a bid for freedom as he faces allegations he planned terrorism acts from his cell. → Read More

Burglar ran knife across victim’s breasts

A man who broke into a woman’s house and pushed her on a bed before running a knife across her breasts and pouring an unknown substance on her bare buttocks will spend years behind bars. → Read More

‘To the sky’: Brother’s tragic message to sister who died in car crash as dad faces court

The brother of a little girl killed in a car crash issued a heartbreaking message as their dad faced court. → Read More

‘Inhumane’: Student’s sex crimes floor judge

An international student who convinced young girls to send him lewd images and videos before sending the content to their families and friends has been sentenced to 13½ years behind bars. → Read More

Hells Angels bikie boss’ court win

One of Australia’s most senior bikie bosses has been released on bail after he was arrested last month and charged over an alleged bashing in Melbourne’s northern suburbs. → Read More

Harrowing moment after man shot mate

The death of a man who was accidentally shot dead by his drug-fuelled close mate was “not only tragic but totally avoidable”, a court has been told. → Read More

Development in Love Machine shooting case

Three men accused of being involved in a deadly shooting outside a Melbourne nightclub two years ago will stand trial in the County Court next month. → Read More

Nicholas Cross to stand trial in May over alleged camping ground murder

A man accused of murdering a woman whose charred body was found inside a burnt-out tent will stand trial next month. → Read More

Jihadi nurse viewed ‘extreme violence’: court

A Melbourne nurse who was jailed after trying to aid Syrian rebels is facing dozens of fresh charges amid allegations he viewed images of guns and extreme violence on social media. → Read More

‘Motivated by greed’: Man jailed for murdering drug dealer and accidentally killing mate

A man who shot dead his mate by mistake and murdered a drug dealer during a botched cannabis heist was “motivated by greed” and the deaths were the result of an “unsophisticated plan”. → Read More

Pedophile and disgraced former Christian Brother Ted Bales’ vile crimes aired in court

A judge has described how a pedophile and disgraced former Christian Brother inflicted a “lifetime of damage and misery” on his victims as the court was told of the vile crimes students suffered at the hands of Edward Dowlan. Dowlan, who now goes by the name Ted Bales, was sentenced in Victoria’s County Court on Thursday to seven years and six months jail, with a non-parole period of four years… → Read More

Man accused of shooting churchgoer in face

A man who allegedly shot a churchgoer in the face during a “random” drive-by attack will be released on bail after spending 18 months behind bars on remand. → Read More

Grim details of man’s death aired in court

A man accused of being involved in the killing of a Melbourne forklift driver whose body was dumped at a suburban property has been released on bail after a Supreme Court justice said there was no evidence to support a murder charge. → Read More

Alleged parliament arsonist’s new charge

A man charged with deliberately setting fire to Old Parliament House faced a separate charge in Victoria over allegations he was in a restricted area during protest activity. → Read More

Ultra Tune mogul accused of bugging ex

A multi-millionaire businessman who allegedly hired a man to spy on his model ex-girlfriend by installing listening devices in her apartment has appeared in court. → Read More

‘Crazy’ reason kids swim club closed

A Sydney swimming club has been left devastated after being forced to close over noise complaints with locals branding the move “crazy”. → Read More

Cop denies torching partner’s house

A Victoria Police sergeant has pleaded not guilty to setting fire to his girlfriend’s investment property for financial gain. → Read More