'I don't want no part of this': accused hitman claims he ran into bush on drive to Stockton

Updated November 27 2023 - 5:56pm, first published 5:09pm

AN alleged hired hitman accused of gunning down grandmother Stacey Klimovitch claims he jumped out of a car bound for Stockton on the night of the murder and fled into bushland after he saw someone with a firearm on the side of a remote stretch of road.

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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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