A GILSTON father-of-three charged with shooting dead a man outside his house has been granted bail after aruging he acted in self-defence during a violent home invasion.
Lawyer Bill Potts said Kane Ronald Cook was the true victim and had wrestled a 9mm Luger from a balaclava-clad robber before shooting him in the leg.
Gold Coast’s best cop fined for drink-driving
A police officer named the Gold Coast’s best has been fined for drink-driving.
But the officer dodged a conviction that could have resulted in him being kicked out of the force.
Gold Coast's best cop fined for drink-driving A police officer named the Gold Coast's best has been fined for drink-driving. But the officer dodged a conviction that could have resulted in him being kicked out of the force. Constable Michael Froggatt, who won Rotary's Gold Coast policeman of the year award in 2010, pleaded guilty to driving with a blood alcohol reading of 0.085 on Sunday. Magistrate Terry Duroux decided not to record a conviction, something that would have ended Froggatt's policing career. Mr Duroux noted Froggatt still faces police disciplinary proceedings, which could result in sanctions, loss of rank and a pay cut. Froggatt's lawyer Bill Potts argued...Continue reading
Teenager allegedly bashed by victim
A teenager winds up in intensive care after allegedly being chased and bashed after trying to break into the garage of a Nerang home.
OVERDOSE: Police officer Lynette Jones escaped a drug-driving charge after her lawyers successfully argued she didn’t know what she was doing because she had taken the controversial sleeping drug Stilnox. Picture: Kate Czerny Source: Gold Coast Bulletin
A SUSPENDED Gold Coast policewoman has beaten a drug-driving charge after her lawyers successfully argued she was “sleep-driving” and did not even know she was at the wheel.
ONE of the witnesses said it himself — put testosterone, alcohol and the early hours of the morning together and nothing good was ever going to come of it.
A jury yesterday acquitted Elanora graphic designer Mark Leslie Fitzgerald of manslaughter, but it came after years of “hell” for all involved with a group of young, drunk men who got into a fight outside the Big Chief burger shop at Coolangatta on Father’s Day, 2009.
A MEMBER of a bikie “terror team” will be extradited to Adelaide over a nightclub brawl with a rival gang.
Finks member Nicholas John Forbes, 41, was arrested yesterday on the Gold Coast over his alleged involvement in the fight at a Hindley Street nightclub on May 29.
THREE men charged over a clandestine drug `mega lab’ on the Gold Coast have been granted bail on the condition they post significant cash sureties.
Andreas Schmidt, 44, Dane James Marriott, 36, and Darren Cutting, 29, faced the Southport Magistrates Court today charged with producing drugs and possessing drugs and drug-related items at a Currumbin Valley property.