Is he a hitman or a 'blow-in from Canberra' roped into Stockton murder plot?

Updated November 30 2023 - 4:15pm, first published 4:00pm

IS he a hitman who travelled to Newcastle to execute a grandmother on her front door step or a "blow in from Canberra" who came up to do some roofing work and was unknowingly "roped into" the murder plot.

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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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