'Not once was I asked to go shoot anyone': accused hitman denies murder plot

Updated November 28 2023 - 4:16pm, first published 3:30pm

A CANBERRA man accused of executing Stacey Klimovitch at her front door in 2021 says he came to Newcastle to do roofing work and deliver a "large quantity" of ice and was not involved in the plot to murder the Stockton 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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