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 1. Main suspect in the murder of Karlie Jade Pearce-Stevenson, and her daughter Khandalyce is a man “already locked up in jail.”

Karlie Jade Pearce-Stevenson, and her daughter Khandalyce.

Police have already identified a man they suspect of being responsible for the brutal double murder of Karlie Pearce-Stevenson and her daughter Khandalyce.

20-year old Karlie Jade Pearce-Stevenson, was identified as being the mother of the little girl whose bones were found alongside a highway in a suitcase near Wynarka, in South Australia.

Ms Pearce-Stevenson was identified through DNA as being  “Angel” whose remains had been discovered in the Belangelo State Forest.

Fairfax Media reports that police have one main suspect, after being inundated with information and tip-offs from the public a day after they went public with their identities.

The man is in custody in a NSW jail serving a prison sentence for unrelated offences.

A police spokesman said, “Police are following a number of lines of inquiries in relation to the deaths of Karlie and Khandalyce Pearce-Stevenson.”

Meanwhile the family of Karlie have raised funds via a crowdfunding website in order to lay the mother and daughter to rest in Alice Springs. .

“On the 21st of October 2015 our family was alerted to the devastating news that our beloved Karlie Jade Stevenson and her young daughter Khandalyce Pearce, both of whom had been missing since 2009, had been confirmed by DNA to be the bodies known only as the Belangalo Angel and the Little Wynarka suitcase Angel,” a message on the OzCrowd website said.

The post said the family had spent the last six years trying to locate the mother and daughter.

“Our family is asking for assistance to help us raise the funds to bring Karlie and Khandalyce’s remains home to Alice Springs so that they can be reunited and laid to rest together with family,” the original post said.

“Help us finally bring them home and lay them to rest in peace.”

Yesterday a local government offer of the remaining funds saw the family member close the post.

“With your help this campaign was brought to people’s attention and we have now been offered some assistance from local government with costs. ”

“Together with the funds we have raised through this campaign we should now have enough to bring our angels home and give [them] the funeral and goodbyes they deserve!

2. Teenagers thought the attack was a Halloween joke.

The knife wielding man.

A sword-wielding masked attacker has killed a teacher and a pupil and seriously injured two others at a school of 400 students in Trollhättan in western Sweden.

The assailant, carrying a sword and dressed in a black trench coat, mask and helmet posed for pictures with pupils shortly before the attack – who thought he was dressed up for Halloween.

A male teacher was pronounced dead at the scene, while another teacher and two pupils, boys aged 11 and 15, were found with severe injuries.


“We thought it was a joke, some sort of a Halloween prank but it wasn’t,” 14-year-old Edona, one of the students told Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter.

Police spokesman Thord Haraldsson said the attacker knocked on the doors of two classrooms and stabbed those who opened them.

Another teenager gave his account “I was in a classroom with my class when one of my classmates’ sisters called her to warn her that there was a murderer at the school,” he said.

“So we locked the door to the classroom, but our teacher was still outside in the corridor.

“We wanted to warn him, so a few of us went outside and then I saw the murderer, he was wearing a mask and had a sword. Our teacher got stabbed.

“The murderer started chasing me, I ran into another classroom.

‘The 21-year-old suspect, who was shot by police at the scene, has since died in hospital.

3. Network 10 takes legal action over Bachelorette spoiler.

Sam Frost on last night’s episode.

The Ten Network has taken last minute legal action against The Daily Mail after the web site posted photographs spoiling the season finale of The Bachelorette.

Just hours before the program was about to air, the web site published images of  Sam Frost in a  hotel room with Sasha Mielczarek.

The network took out the injunction against Australia Pty Ltd seeking it to remove the pictures and subsequent article from its website and other electronic media.

Fans took to social media to express their anger over the images.

4. Mother pleads for late term abortion in Victoria as she is 26 weeks along.

She says she has no ability to cope with a baby as her life is in a ”diabolical state”.

A woman in Victoria has spoken of how she will cope if she is denied an abortion saying she is suicidal.

The un-named mother, who is 26 weeks pregnant to a healthy foetus, says she has no ability to cope with a baby as her life is in a”diabolical state” and she has a troubled teenager she is finding difficult to cope with.

The woman has told The Age that she tried to have an abortion at 13 weeks pregnant at the Royal Women’s Hospital but was told they had no appointments.

She has said that due to problems with her teenager she did not meet the deadline for a private clinic, and the only clinic that would perform an abortion – another private clinic in Croydon told her it would cost $7500 to have a surgical termination.

She did not have the money to pay for it.

The Age reports that when the 41-year old mother returned to the Royal Women’s Hospital seeking another appointment for an abortion at around 22 weeks gestation, she was given an appointment with a social worker four-and-half weeks later.

It was then brought forward after she complained.

The woman reports that the social worker was sympathetic but that she was told the hospitals “termination review panel” had to approve the termination.


Now at 26 weeks she has been told that if the procedure went ahead, she would possibly see the fetus’ heart being injected with a lethal drug on an ultrasound screen. She would then be induced to deliver the baby.

“They advised that the birth will need to be registered and that a funeral director will need to be engaged,” she told The Age.

The termination review panel will review her case today.

“I was told: ‘No one wants to do it’ in relation to late-term terminations. I was told: ‘It’s very unpleasant’ for the doctor involved, as though it was fine for me and not at all distressing or unpleasant,” she said.

Under Victorian law, a woman can choose to have an abortion for any reason up to 24 weeks.

After 24 weeks’ two doctors must agree to the procedure.

For help: Lifeline 13 11 14. Kid’s Helpline: 1800 55 1800. DV and Sexual Abuse hotline 27/4: 1800 737 732

5. Senator Eric Abetz uses racist language on radio.

Senator Abetz has used the “n” word.

Senator Eric Abetz has used a racist term while defending his stance on same sex marriage.  Speaking to 2UE’s Justin Smith Senator Abetz had been discussing the right of bakers to refuse to make wedding cakes for gay couples who intended to wed.

Senator Abetz  told Mr Smith that business people had the right to make such decisions saying “if a baker refused to make a cake for a Liberal Party function I don’t think I should be able to sue them or put them out of business”.

Smith said Senator Abetz would be furious at such a refusal and would stand up in the Senate to complain about “the cake that got knocked back”.

It’s like saying, “No Asians please, I don’t like Asians so don’t come in here and buy a cake”, Mr Smith said.

Senator Abetz then launched into the offensive language

“Those sort of analogies are quite offensive and that sort of analogy was completely debunked by Justice Clarence Thomas, the negro American on the Supreme Court of the United States dealing with this issue … who dissented on the issue of marriage as well,” Senator Abetz said.

Last year, while appearing on The Project Senator Abetz said numerous studies “assert that there is a link between abortion and breast cancer”. He later denied drawing the link and said he was cut off before finishing his sentence.

6. Sydney man – who drives what he says is an Uber – accused of rape.

Warning: This item deals with rape.

The man has been arrested.

Sydney Police have arrested a man who raped a woman after she used his car service.

The woman, a British tourist fell asleep in the back of the car and woke up to find the driver having sex with her.

Muhammad Naveed, 40, is accused of attacking the 22-year-old woman in the early hours of Sunday in Sydney’s eastern suburbs.

Burwood Local Court heard yesterday the victim was “well intoxicated” and believed Naveed was a taxi driver when she accepted a lift home after a night out.


During the journey,  the driver pulled into a BP service station to buy condoms, before he later pulled over and allegedly sexually assaulted the woman while she was sleeping.

Naveed, who is a permanent resident in Australia, claims the sex was consensual after he offered the woman a lift home during a break from working as an Uber driver.

For help: DV and Sexual Abuse hotline 27/4: 1800 737 732

7. Education Minister criticised by disability advocates over comments.

Education Minister criticised by disability advocates over comments.

The Federal Education Minister Simon Birmingham has been slammed by disability advocates after he said he “thanks his lucky stars” his children do not have a disability.

“I think we look at some friends who have children with varying disabilities and I thank my lucky stars that’s not me,” Mr Birmingham told a Senate committee meeting in Canberra on Wednesday night.

“So I am very conscious of making sure we do what we can in that space.”

But some have said his comments were offensive.

Children with Disability Australia chief executive Stephanie Gotlib told The Canberra Times his language was not approporate.

“He is either acknowledging that the education system is causing significant challenges, or is he saying children with a disability themselves are a burden, and aren’t a valuable member of a family or community.”

“’They are constantly exposed to significant barriers in education, including constant bullying, and for them to hear that can easily cause harm and further diminish the views that we are trying to stop.”

8. Firefighters rescue baby abandoned inside dark US daycare centre.

One-year-old daughter, Journee, inside the centre.

A family, who turned up to pick their daughter from daycare were shocked to find the centre locked and in the dark.

Journee Jones‘s father says he turned up 15 minutes before closing to the All Things Are Possible For Kids daycare in Chicago to pick up his one-year-old daughter, Journee, but no one was there.

He says he could hear his daughter screaming through the locked door, but couldn’t get inside and called the police.

But after the fire department forced entry, they still couldn’t find the little girl.

“I was wondering, ‘Where is she, where is she.’ I hear her, but I couldn’t see her,” her father told Fox 32.

“And one of the police officers flashed a light to the left and flashed it back to the right and that’s when I saw her crawling towards us screaming and my heart just dropped.”

“[The director] told me that they thought Journee was a doll,” mother Quanesha Borum said.

The incident is being investigated by police.

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