Rob Kennedy

Rob Kennedy

Rob Kennedy is a reporter specialising in court. He has been with us since 2000.

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Lisa Scott (inset) appeared at Newcastle Crown Court

Hexham woman faked father's will after he left everything to his grandchildren

Lisa Scott was furious when dad Ernest Moy left her nothing when he died so she faked his will and set about plundering his estate

Boden George Hughes, of Sunderland, leaves North Shields Magistrates Court

Ferry passenger started fire while smoking cannabis on way to Amsterdam

Boden Hughes has admitted arson aboard a DFDS ferry after setting fire to his clothes while smoking cannabis in a bong on his way to Holland

John Angus, who supplied a fatal dose of MDMA to his cousin

Drug user spared prison after supplying fatal dose of MDMA to his cousin

A crane driver who handed over drugs which killed his cousin has been left devastated by the loss of a relative he regarded as his best friend

David Baillie leaving Newcastle Crown Court

Grieving dad calls for tougher deterrents after driver who killed his daughter is jailed

The father of a 17-year-old girl killed by a road rage-fuelled of- duty taxi driver has questioned how the convicted road menace was allowed to drive

David Baillie leaving Newcastle Crown Court

Sunderland road rage taxi driver convicted of causing death of Sarah Jane Burke

Talented art and design student Sarah Jane Burke was mown down and killed by a road rage driver, off-duty cabbie David Baillie

David Baillie leaving Newcastle Crown Court

Killer driver says he was driving safely when he knocked down Sunderland teenager

David Baillie said he was horrified when he realised he had hit Sarah Jane Burke in Sunderland, but denies driving dangerously

Janet Brown

Janet Brown murder trial: Donald Graham is branded the Prince of Darkness by lawyer

Barrister on murder accused: "She must have thought she had met Prince Charming. You may think instead she had met the Prince of Darkness"

Elizabeth Todd

Janet Brown murder trial: Case halted after accused taken to hospital

A gran on trial accused of helping to defraud a wealthy heiress was taken to hospital by ambulance as she was about to go back in the witness box

Janet Brown, who disappeared in 2005

Janet Brown murder trial: Gran on trial says she was terrified of murder accused

Elizabeth Todd said she was scared of losing the home in Seaton Delaval Donald Graham bought her and that he told her Janet was alive and well abroad

Janet Brown, who disappeared in 2005

Janet Brown murder trial: I helped alleged killer forge will out of fear, says co-accused

Elizabeth Todd said alleged murderer Donald Graham told her "They won't find out if you keep your mouth shut"

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