Tony Williams death: Carnival worker Robert Dennehy avoids jail over Kurri Kurri attack

Updated November 6 2023 - 1:43pm, first published 1:30pm

A TRAVELLING carnival worker who pushed over his heavily intoxicated 65-year-old roommate, causing him to hit his head and be taken to hospital where he died 10 days later has avoided a jail term after prosecutors accepted he was not responsible for the man's death.

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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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