'I killed a demon': Jordan Miller pleads not guilty to murder over the death of girlfriend Emerald Wardle

By Sam Rigney
Updated May 24 2022 - 8:23am, first published May 23 2022 - 4:00am
TRAGEDY: Emerald Wardle was allegedly murdered at a home at Metford in June, 2020.

Was it drug-induced psychosis triggered by taking LSD, or the first episode of an underlying chronic schizophrenia?



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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