Rockhampton Court News

Fri 21 Sep 2018

Meth user 'smart enough to get a bachelor's degree'

premium_icon Meth user 'smart enough to get a bachelor's degree'

Magistrate hits out at university graduate's methamphetamines use

Wed 19 Sep 2018

Stolen Telstra cables, drugs land man in court

premium_icon Stolen Telstra cables, drugs land man in court

The man was meant to dispose of the cabling after his brother stole it

Big night of drinking leaves more than a bad hangover

premium_icon Big night of drinking leaves more than a bad hangover

The man had one too many drinks at a birthday party

Chantal Barnett's family: 'Pure evil stands over us'

premium_icon Chantal Barnett's family: 'Pure evil stands over us'

'The 2025 days we have suffered the emptiness of the unknown. The sleepless nights, the constant waiting, the feeling of broken hearts.'

REVEALED: Inside the courtroom before the murder trial ended

premium_icon REVEALED: Inside the courtroom before the murder trial ended

MOMENTS leading up to the abrupt end to Martinez and Barnett double-murder trial

Tue 18 Sep 2018

Chantal's dad: 'I just want somewhere that we can go to'

premium_icon Chantal's dad: 'I just want somewhere that we can go to'

Crown prosecutor Vicki Loury said 'two families have been left devastated'.

Tell us where Chantal Barnett's body is: Justice Crow pleads

premium_icon Tell us where Chantal Barnett's body is: Justice Crow pleads

TWO men convicted of interfering with the corpses of Robert Martinez and Chantal Barnett have been urged by a Supreme court justice to help locate her remains.

Murder trial: bad-smelling object size of basketball in bag

premium_icon Murder trial: bad-smelling object size of basketball in bag

A HASTINGS Deering employee has told court about the time he came across a bad-smelling object in a plastic bag hidden in long grass that he was mowing.

'This is where she was cut up': Trial hears from statement

premium_icon 'This is where she was cut up': Trial hears from statement

Her body was cut up and put in a barrel at the back of a motorbike shop, according to a statement a drug addict gave police in 2015.

Mon 17 Sep 2018

Witness heard: 'What should we do with the bodies'

premium_icon Witness heard: 'What should we do with the bodies'

She also claimed one of the accused told her in a car trip that Chantal Barnett received a 'hotshot' because she owed money.

Alleged stalker bailed after police misplace evidence

premium_icon Alleged stalker bailed after police misplace evidence

The man was granted bail after seven months waiting in jail.

Police quickly suspected murder in Martinez and Barnett case

premium_icon Police quickly suspected murder in Martinez and Barnett case

Robert Martinez and Chantal Barnett were last seen alive on March 2, 2013.

Underpants and an earring found with Martinez's remains

premium_icon Underpants and an earring found with Martinez's remains

Double murder trial: Court hears about the skeletal remains found by a farm worker

Cash, keys, syringes found in Barnett's handbag

premium_icon Cash, keys, syringes found in Barnett's handbag

Double murder trial: The bag was handed to police in October 2014

Sat 15 Sep 2018

Witness: 'The smell was strong. It made me sick in the gut.'

premium_icon Witness: 'The smell was strong. It made me sick in the gut.'

THE stench coming from a green plastic garbage bag hidden in bushes near a boat ramp in Port Curtis made Sandra Fischer "sick in the gut”, a court has heard.

Witness saw Hong covered with scratches and bruises

premium_icon Witness saw Hong covered with scratches and bruises

This happened after Robert Martinez and Chantal Barnett were last seen alive

Fri 14 Sep 2018

'Syn' hit the market at time of Rocky double murder

premium_icon 'Syn' hit the market at time of Rocky double murder

A DRUG user involved in Rocky's 'seedy underbelly' has given evidence of a new drug, 'Syn' on the market in the region at the time of the alleged murders.

Murder trial witness denies drug overdose theory

premium_icon Murder trial witness denies drug overdose theory

Defence puts theory to witness that he was there when they died on March 2.

Thu 13 Sep 2018

'I saw a skull': The day Martinez' remains were discovered

premium_icon 'I saw a skull': The day Martinez' remains were discovered

A FARM worker who found Chantal Barnett's handbag and Robert Martinez' skeletal remains has described how he came across a skull with no jawbone in a paddock.

No insight after recovery from blindness

premium_icon No insight after recovery from blindness

He never enjoyed a 'lavish lifestyle' from illicit business, court told

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