Third man charged over Salt Ash murder

By Sam Rigney
Updated November 14 2021 - 9:19pm, first published November 12 2021 - 5:00am
The Santa Fe found burnt out in Masonite Road, Heatherbrae after the shooting.

A RAYMOND Terrace man has become the third person charged over the murder of a Tanilba Bay drug dealer, with detectives alleging the 26-year-old kidnapped and sexually assaulted a woman immediately after the victim was shot in the face.



Sam Rigney

Court Reporter

Sam began his Newcastle Herald career as a night police reporter in 2011. He is an experienced court reporter who has won two national court reporting awards, including the Kennedy Award for Outstanding Court Reporting for his coverage of the Hunter's worst serial rapist. Before working at the Herald, Sam was a sports journalist with the Maitland Mercury where he won awards for his coverage of the Newcastle Rugby League salary cap scandal. Sam is a Novocastrian born-and-bred.

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