The brother of a young father killed in a tragic highway smash may miss the funeral in a heartbreaking double blow for the family.
There are only two people who know exactly what happened that night - Shandee, who is forever silenced, and her killer.
A foolish burglar set on stealing guns raided the fridge before making off with his haul of weapons.
Fire crews took about an hour to control the blaze, which destroyed children's bedrooms, the kitchen and sentimental items.
'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.
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