'It is regrettable the Blackburn family are so blinded by their preconceived ideas about John Peros’ guilt', says Peros' barrister.
Lawyer says theory about his client killing Shandee Blackburn contained "factual errors, grandstanding and hyperbole".
Theories about what happened the night Shandee Blackburn was killed will be put forward on Monday when inquest into her death resumes.
An arrest warrant has been issued by the coroner for a woman who was supposed to give evidence today.
A young woman walks down a dimly lit street just after midnight, her journey home is captured on multiple CCTV cameras - it is the last time she's seen alive.
Shandee's former boyfriend among first witnesses to be called.
Never before released CCTV pieces together Shandee Blackburn's last movements, captures a vehicle of interest and shows a dark running figure.
'We're seeing more and more women become the victims of unprovoked, vicious, horrific and lethal attacks.'
One driver had appeared in court four times for high-range drink-driving offences. He was handed a severe penalty.
A heartbroken mother has made an impassioned plea to parents in an emotional letter about her son Regan Grieve who took his own life on Australia Day in 2015.
I didn’t always want to be a journalist. In fact, when I was younger my dream was to be an archaeologist – who wouldn’t want to be like Indiana Jones? However, now that I am a journalist, I couldn’t imagine doing anything else with my life. I love listening to people’s stories and sharing them with others. I’m a Queenslander through and though. Mackay is the furthest south I have ever lived. I’m an only child and I was raised in Airlie Beach. My parents are former boaties; we lived on a 42 foot Catamaran called ‘Sundance’ for a number of years. My parents called me the Sundance Kid for years. I earned my degree at James Cook University in Townsville, and prior to here I lived in Cairns for three-and-a-half years where I was a magazine journalist. I’m a diehard book worm, and still love getting out on the water.