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The Northern Territory news Sat 22 Dec 2012



The Northern Territory news Sat 22 Dec 2012

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Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin; Australian newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin

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www.ntnews.com.au Saturday, December 22, 2012. NT NEWS. 3 P U B : NTNE-WS-DA-TE:22-DGE:3 CO-LO-R: C-M Y-K BIG CHRISTMAS SALE LAST CHANCE CHRIS TMAS SALE s'LAZED0OTS s3TONE0OTS s7ATER&EATURES s0ONDS s-ARBLE s0LANTS s0ICTURES s)NDOOR/UTDOOR0OTS #HRISTMAS 6OUCHERS!VAILABLE 50% OFF 3ELECTED 3TOCK Cnr Georgina and Calvin Sts, Yarrawonga Ph: 8931 3744 ntnews.com.aul l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l NEWS Quickweather DARWIN Earlymorning shower or storm, redeveloping inland ALICESPRINGS Afternoon cloud.Moderate southeastwinds MAX 33 MAX 37 YOURNEW-LOOKWEATHER:PAGE55 Correction:World didnt end THENTNews reported that the world would end yesterday. The report was based on the Mayan calendar andwas carried in good faith. Theworld did not end. The NT News sincerely regrets the error andwould like to apologise for any inconvenience caused to readers. Sailor on raid charges Matthew Evans By MEAGAN DILLON A SAILOR appeared in court yesterday charged over the alleged infiltration of his own navy base, assaulting a fellow serviceman and the theft of 14 weapons in what has been described as a breach of national security. Leading seaman Matthew Evans, 26, sat barefoot in the dock at Darwin Magistrates Court facing NT and Commonwealth charges, including aggravated robbery and possession of a prohibited firearm. His lawyer, Sharelle Coonan, asked magistrate Michael Carey for the case to be adjourned until February and for Mr Evans to be marked at risk in custody. She added that the sailor would most likely plead guilty to the offences in the NT Supreme Court. NT Crime Commander Richard Bryson said Mr Evans was arrested on Thursday morning and is known to James Hau, 40, who was allegedly found in possession of the weapons days after the November 30 heist. He said the prosecution would be alleging that the sailor infiltrated patrol boat Bathurst, which was berthed at the HMAS Coonawarra naval base at Larrakeyah, assaulted the sailor on picket duty and stole a dozen semiautomatic pistols and two pump-action shotguns. Detectives have worked painstakingly to build a case to show the connection between the two parties and to make sure the theft of the weapons ... was properly investigated, he said. It was always going to be a complex investigation. Cmdr Bryson said police expected to arrest more coconspirators. He said he could not discuss what investigators believed to be the motive behind the theft. Royal Australian Navy chief Vice-Admiral Ray Griggs said administrative action would be taken against Mr Evans. Greg Morgan, Laura Costelloe, Will Geinrich Luong, Heather Sweeting and Bailey May Tambling prepare for a wet Christmas at Mindil Beach Picture: ELISE DERWIN Darwin dreaming of a wet Christmas By CONOR BYRNE YOU may have been dreaming of a wet Christmas. And if you live in Darwin, your dreams may come true. Weather bureau senior forecaster Sally Cutter said: Darwin looks like it could be wet with showers and storms, she said. Ms Cutter said Alice Springs could hit 41C on Christmas Day. (It) will have cloud but it will be hot, she said. Ms Cutter said the lead-up to Christmas would be more storms and showers. The monsoon is still in the far north and wont be making an appearance before Santa. And she said there were no cyclones on the horizon. Territorians will welcome the calmer conditions after Cyclone Grant ruined many peoples holidays last year. Killers want to be shown mercy A JUDGE was yesterday urged to extend mercy to three people found guilty of the Territorys first contract kill. Christopher Malyschko, 25, and Zak Grieve, 20, face mandatory minimum 20-year nonparole periods after being found guilty of murdering Katherine man Ray Niceforo. Malyschkos mother Bronwyn Buttery, 53, was found guilty of manslaughter. Justice Dean Mildren will pass sentence in January. Defence lawyer Jon Tippett QC asked Justice Mildren to find Grieve pulled out of the murder at the last minute but was found guilty because he failed to stop the killing. He said Grieve was struggling with his own conscience and was the least criminally culpable of the three. Crown prosecutor Leslie Taylor SC said Malyschko delivered the fatal blow and planned the $15,000 contract kill on October 23 last year. Acid tripper let off again A MAN who got off an assault charge because he was tripping on LSD was yesterday found not guilty for the second time. Magistrate John Lowndes found James Kidd not guilty of assaulting June Moffatt, 52, because he did not possess the necessary mental elements to commit a crime. But Chief Justice Trevor Riley found Dr Lowndes made an error because he did not adequately explain the reasons for his decision. He allowed a DPP appeal and ordered the case be put back before Dr Lowndes to deal with the matter according to law. Dr Lowndes upheld his initial finding of not guilty. MEAGANDILLON Joes Logie nod for Racist doco Joe Hildebrand A JOURNALIST whose film crew sparked an ugly confrontation with two indigenous women has been nominated for a Logie. Joe Hildebrand hosted ABC2s series Dumb, Drunk & Racist. He travelled around Australia with four Indians to test whether the popular Indian perception of Australians as stupid, drunken bigots was correct. The series generated the highest ratings in ABC2s history. Hildebrand was attacked when his crew began filming Aboriginal people sitting on the dry Todd River bed in Alice Springs in February. Cousins Gwendaline Inkamala, 24, and Samantha Woods, 27, were jailed for the violence. The women chased the film crew and then attacked Aurora Hotel staff with the leg of a camera tripod.

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