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Meagan Dillon

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Adelaide, SA, Australia

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Recent articles by Meagan:

Murder accused killed wife Colleen Adams with metal bar at family home, SA court hears

Murder accused Geoffrey Gordon Adams told police that "nice guys get pushed to the limits" during his confession to killing his wife Colleen, who disappeared in 1973, a South Australian court is told. → Read More

Trial of MP Troy Bell to go ahead despite 'mistakes and errors' in ICAC probe

SA MP Troy Bell will face trial for allegedly misappropriating $2 million of public funds, despite the judge finding there was an "unlawful exercise of powers" during an anti-corruption investigation. → Read More

Jayden Lowah to be detained indefinitely after Colonnades Shopping Centre killing of mother Michelle Foster

The family of Adelaide mother Michelle Foster held sunflowers as they sat in the gallery of the South Australian Supreme Court and watched her killer be placed under mental health supervision for life. → Read More

US jazz musician avoids conviction for indecently assaulting woman at James Morrison Academy

A jazz musician who indecently assaulted a woman at a prestigious music academy in SA avoids conviction, with his lawyer saying it would have harmed his career prospects. → Read More

Convicted killer James Hall found guilty of raping prison guard at South Australian jail

Convicted murderer James Hall is found guilty of raping a guard at the jail where he was imprisoned in 2017, with a judge rejecting his version of events as "exaggerated and entirely false". → Read More

Police prosecutor pleads guilty to deception over magistrate Bob Harrap's traffic fines

A South Australian police prosecutor has pleaded guilty to deception after an ICAC probe into who was driving Bob Harrap's government-issued car when it racked up traffic fines. → Read More

SA Parole Board hits back at accusations over remote nurse Gayle Woodford's murder

The board's chairwoman tells an inquest into the murder of outback nurse Gayle Woodford there has been "a bit of buck-passing" between authorities about why her killer was not behind bars. → Read More

American medical practitioner recruited to cook methamphetamine in Adelaide, court hears

A medical practitioner with chemistry experience was recruited from the United States to cook meth in a "sophisticated" operation in Adelaide which could have fetched up to $18 million, a court has heard. → Read More

Former SA magistrate Bob Harrap pleads guilty to charges following ICAC probe

Bob Harrap, lawyer Catherine Moyse and a court clerk plead guilty to deception offences after a probe by the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption. → Read More

Psychotic man who cut woman's throat found not guilty of attempted murder due to mental incompetence

A psychotic man was driven to slash the throat of a cleaner at an Adelaide shopping centre after hearing voices he believed to be the lead singer and drummer of heavy metal band Metallica, a court hears. → Read More

Edward Sansbury's brother was one of the hundreds of Aboriginal death in custody victims

Edward Sansbury tried his best to help his brother, but the shame of going back to jail after hoping to turn his life around left the young father spiralling into a dark place. → Read More

Former Islamic State suspect Zainab Abdirahman-Khalif to be monitored by AFP

Adelaide woman Zainab Abdirahman-Khalif, who was acquitted of being an Islamic State member, will have her social media use, employment and movements controlled by the Federal Police for another four months. → Read More

Adelaide cafe owner Miguel De Sa jailed for indecent assault of 16-year-old waitress

A prominent Adelaide cafe owner has been sentenced to up to two-and-a-half years in jail, with a judge saying children need to be protected from "sexual predators in the workplace". → Read More

Freight train stowaways admit breaching SA-Victoria coronavirus travel restrictions

Four men who were caught breaching COVID-19 laws by hiding in a freight train, which had travelled from Victoria into South Australia en route to Perth, escape conviction after admitting the offences. → Read More

Jazz musician James Morrison writes reference for student who admitted indecent assault

An Adelaide court is presented with a character reference written by Australian jazz musician James Morrison in support of a student who indecently assaulted a woman at his academy. → Read More

Prosecutors admit 'errors' during Troy Bell investigation, but say trial should go ahead

Prosecutors say "mistakes" made during an anti-corruption probe into SA MP Troy Bell — who is accused of misappropriating $2 million of public funds — should not cause his trial to be halted. → Read More

Adelaide attempted explosives maker had Christchurch shooter's manifesto on his phone, court hears

An Adelaide man awaiting sentencing for trying to make explosive devices had "anti-Islamic and patriot-style ideologies", and the Christchurch mass shooter's manifesto on his phone, a court hears. → Read More

MP Troy Bell described ICAC probe as 'political witch-hunt' in tapped call, court told

An Adelaide court hears that state MP Troy Bell, who is accused of stealing $2 million in public funds, described the anti-corruption probe into his affairs as a "political witch-hunt" in a tapped phone conversation with his lawyer. → Read More

Harrison Kitt makes first court appearance after crash that killed Adelaide mothers

Prosecutors will examine whether Harrison Kitt — who allegedly caused a crash that killed a senior police officer and another Adelaide woman — was having a "manic episode" at the time, a court hears. → Read More

Department failed to pass on prison killing information, court told before NCA bombing trial

Lawyers for the man accused of the 1994 bombing of the National Crime Authority in Adelaide say they are "gobsmacked" that Correctional Services failed to pass on information about a key witness. → Read More