Stacey Klimovitch murder: jury find driver Stephen Garland not guilty of murder, guilty of manslaughter

Updated December 12 2023 - 9:22am, first published November 8 2023 - 3:00pm

A FORMER bikie who drove a hitman to Stockton on the night he killed Stacey Klimovitch has been found not guilty of murder, with a jury finding he was not part of the plan to murder the 61-year-old grandmother.

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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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