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Sex abuse accused to stand trial: [1 First With The News Edition]

Gearing, AmandaThe Courier – Mail [Brisbane, Qld] 30 July 2004: 12.

A MAN charged with 14 child sex offences, including seven counts of […]

Judge shocked at cruelty of murderers as culprits jailed

Courier Mail, The (Brisbane), 22/07/2004, pg. 7

FIVE people were yesterday sentenced to a total of 75 years jail for their part in the horrific torture and shooting of a young Goondiwindi couple in December 2002.

Sharon May Clark, 29, and her partner James Gareth Hunt, 20, were viciously bashed, bundled naked into a car boot, driven 35km to […]

Mother shows no emotion over guilty verdict for double murder

Courier Mail, The (Brisbane), 21/07/2004, pg. 7

A GOONDIWINDI mother faces two mandatory life sentences after being found guilty of the murder and torture of a couple savagely bashed, bundled into a car boot, shot dead and left in isolated bushland.

Joanne Dale Palmer, 32, remained impassive in the dock as all 12 jurors in Toowoomba Supreme Court spoke […]

Barrister says woman a coward

Courier Mail, The (Brisbane), 20/07/2004, pg. 5

A WOMAN who accompanied two men who allegedly bashed a couple, put them in a car boot and shot them was timid, ineffectual and cowardly in failing to prevent an explosion of rage and the catastrophe that followed, a court was told yesterday.

Joanne Dale Palmer, 32, has pleaded not guilty in […]

Dead couple’s home splattered with blood, court told

Courier Mail, The (Brisbane), 14/07/2004, pg. 4

A GOONDIWINDI couple was bashed, put in a car boot, then taken to an isolated paddock and shot several times, a court was told yesterday.

Crown prosecutor Michael Byrne told Toowoomba Supreme Court the attack in the early hours of December 23, 2002, at Sharon Clark’s home, left the couple’s bedroom furniture, […]

Murder jury fails to reach verdict

Courier Mail, The (Brisbane), 21/11/2003, pg. 4

A MAN who allegedly strangled his former girlfriend, and left her naked body tied by the neck to a tree in Toowoomba, will face a new trial after a Supreme Court jury could not reach a unanimous verdict yesterday.

The jury returned at 11.30am yesterday after retiring at 11am on Wednesday to consider […]

Glass fragments tie man to scene

Courier Mail, The (Brisbane), 11/11/2003, pg. 7

TINY fragments of glass found in a bed and in jean pockets tied an accused man to the scene of the brutal murder of a woman in Toowoomba at Easter last year, Toowoomba Supreme Court was told yesterday.

Tarmara June Smith, 25, was found naked, tied by the neck with a […]

A dead woman’s stories of rape and cover-up – GOVERNOR-GENERAL UNDER FIRE

Daily Telegraph, The (Sydney), 09/05/2003, pg. 4

THE woman who accused Governor-General Peter Hollingworth of raping her at a youth camp had accused the Anglican Church of “covering up” the abuse in an interview shortly before her death.

Yesterday, the family of Rosemarie Joan Jarmyn vowed to continue a civil personal injury claim in the Supreme Court in Melbourne […]

Hollingworth accuser feared church cover-up

Courier Mail, The (Brisbane), 09/05/2003, pg. 1

THE woman who accused Governor-General Peter Hollingworth of raping her at a youth camp had claimed the Anglican Church tried to cover it up.

Dr Hollingworth has denied the woman’s claims.

In a number of interviews with The Courier-Mail over the past 16 months, Rosemarie Joan Jarmyn said her life after she was […]

G-G to face new claim on priest

Courier Mail, The (Brisbane), 05/05/2003, pg. 1

GOVERNOR-General Peter Hollingworth faces a new claim that he appointed a priest while knowing he was the subject of sex-abuse claims.

An Anglican board of inquiry last week reported that then Archbishop Hollingworth had allowed pedophile priest John Litton Elliot to remain a minister despite knowing Elliot had sexually abused a boy.

The new […]