/ 14 May 2024

Getting their days in court


Justin Stein – the man accused of killing his partner’s 9yo daughter Charlise Mutten in January 2022 – fronted the NSW Supreme Court yesterday as his murder trial kicked off. The jury heard the 33yo Stein shot Charlise twice while she was visiting her mum Kallista Mutten at his family’s Blue Mountains property. Police allege he then dumped her body in a barrel. Stein has pleaded not guilty to the charges of murder and interfering with a corpse, and his lawyer has previously said he will “vigorously defend” them. Meanwhile, 75yo Chris Dawson – the man convicted of murdering his wife Lynette Simms after being the subject of the popular Teacher’s Pet podcast – has launched an appeal. The former teacher/rugby league player has been behind bars since August 2022. He continues to maintain his innocence… And in the Federal Court, Elon Musk yesterday notched up a win for X against Oz’s internet watchdog.

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