Stockton shooting murder of Stacey Klimovitch: alleged getaway driver in court

Updated November 1 2023 - 6:28pm, first published 2:30pm

A MAN who claims he was "duped" into driving an alleged gunman to Stockton on the night Stacey Klimovitch was shot dead said he turned his phone off on the journey because he thought someone was going to get "bashed", a jury has heard.

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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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