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Hussain Killer Unlikely To Face Justice

February 18, 2010 3:11pm | COURTNEY TRENWITH | Brisbane Times

Without “startling” fresh evidence it is unlikely the person who killed Gold Coast woman Shaheda Hussain will ever be punished, lawyers are concluding.

A day after Mrs Hussain’s daughter Kaihana Tahseen Hussain was acquitted of her murder in the Supreme Court, legal avenues to prosecute her killer appear to be closing up.

Re-offending Gang Leader Tiani Slockee Escapes Jail Time

The female ringleader of a vicious youth gang attack on a policeman and his girlfriend has been re-sentenced for the crime after committing more offences while on probation.

But Tiani Slockee, now 19, has escaped actual jail time.

Slockee had admitted leading a group of 10 children and teens who bashed off-duty officer Rawson Armitage and his girlfriend Michelle Dodge as they took a night-time walk through Coolangatta in November 2007.

Curfew: Replica Firearm In Gold Coast Nightclub

The mother of a man charged over allegedly threatening a Surfers Paradise nightclub patron with a fake handgun told a court she would ‘tie up’ her son so he did not break his curfew.

Jim Stokes, 23, of Surfers Paradise, was granted bail in Southport Magistrates Court yesterday on strict conditions, including that he live with his mother, abide by a 9pm curfew and stay out of the Surfers Paradise nightclub precinct.

Glassing Accused Off To NZ For Christmas

THE teenager charged with stabbing her best friend in the neck will be free to fly back to New Zealand tomorrow while the glassing victim spends Christmas in hospital undergoing surgery.

The parents of 19-year-old Danielle Armstrong were yesterday frantically opening Australian bank accounts and transferring $20,000 bail money from New Zealand so their daughter could be released from custody to fly back to Auckland with them tomorrow.

Charges Dropped Over Ski-boat Death Of Surfer Boy Jyah Lamb, 8

CHARGES brought against a Brisbane man whose ski boat ran over and killed a friend’s child have been dismissed by a Maryborough magistrate.

Jeffrey Ussher, 25, and his family and supporters wept with relief after magistrate John Smith ruled in a late court sitting last night that he should not have to stand trial for the dangerous operation of a vessel.

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