James Cunneen on trial accused of helping dump body of murdered mother Carly McBride

By Sam Rigney
Updated May 13 2022 - 2:01am, first published 2:00am
TRAGIC LOSS: Carly McBride was last seen leaving her ex-partner's house at Muswellbrook on September 30, 2014. Her skeletal remains were found in bushland outside Scone nearly two years later.

A MAN accused of helping to dump the body of murdered mother Carly McBride, lying to police and attempting to create a false alibi for her boyfriend allegedly texted a friend: "I gave everything I had to help someone get out of a bad situation", a jury has been told.



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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