Alleged killer plans to apply for bail: court

By Sam Rigney
January 16 2022 - 8:00pm
CRIME SCENE: Specialist forensic police examine a boarding house at Mayfield in July after a man's body was found inside.

A MAN accused of murdering a 63-year-old at a Mayfield boarding house in July is planning to apply for bail next week as he earned a rebuke from a magistrate about sending unsolicited letters to the court.



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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