'Can you get me someone to mug?': murder trial hears alleged planning

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Updated February 26 2024 - 3:26pm, first published 2:00pm
From left, alleged murder victim David King, Elijah Cage and Tyson Stamp ... Cage and Stamp have pleaded not guilty to murdering King at Salt Ash in 2021.
From left, alleged murder victim David King, Elijah Cage and Tyson Stamp ... Cage and Stamp have pleaded not guilty to murdering King at Salt Ash in 2021.

A MAN accused of robbing drug dealer David King in the moments before he tried to flee and was shot dead at Salt Ash was recorded allegedly planning the "drug rip", asking a woman if she could get him "someone to mug" and whether she knew "DK out at the Bay".

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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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