1. Police do not believe toddler Nikki Francis-Coslovich’s mother killed her.
Police do not believe Peta-Ann Francis killed her daughter Nikki Francis-Coslovich despite lawyers alleging she did during the trial of her former partner for the two-year-old’s death.
Yesterday, John Clifford Torney, 32, was found not guilty of Nikki’s murder on August 25, 2015. He was also acquitted of an alternative charge of manslaughter.
Torney had admitted placing Nikki’s body in the roof cavity of her mother’s home.
New information about Torney has come to light after his trial. The Herald Sun reports that Torney was a violent speed user who was coming down from a five day binge the day Nikki was killed. It has also now been reported that he was heard threatening the toddler on the day before her death.
The Herald Sun reports neighbour Jermayne Kennedy told detectives he saw Mr Torney standing a scared Nikki saying: “Shut the f— up, you little c—.”
He also had a criminal record after attacking a police officer with a hammer handle near Mackay in Queensland 13 years ago.
Mr Torney told police that it was his partner Ms Francis who killed Nikki in a rage and that he hid the body in the Oram Court home to keep her from getting into trouble. His lawyers alleged the same thing in court.
But a day after he was found not guilty, it has been revealed that police do not believe Ms Francis killed Nikki, and she will not be charged unless new evidence comes to light.
2. Women report being abused after Donald Trump’s victory.
Women in America are reporting increased sexual assaults in the wake of the victory of Donald Trump as the next US President.
One woman, Amanda Shore from Los Angeles, has written that she was so frightened she will struggle to feel safe again.
Ms Shore says when she went shopping she “made it halfway to the store before a man in a MAGA hat grabbed me by the crotch and whispered “Are you scared now, you liberal c**t?”
She continued: “I froze. I ran back to my car once he walked away and drove straight home. I need to remove the Bernie sticker on my car, to be safe. I don’t think I’ll feel safe in this country ever again.
“This is now public for sharing, and yes I did file a police report.”
Another woman, Emma, wrote on Twitter she was verbally abused by a man who said, “how does it feel to be grabbed by the pussy b—-?”
3. Donald Trump makes first visit to Washington as President-elect.
As anti-Trump protests continue across the United States, Donald Trump has arrived at the White House for his first meeting with Barack Obama as President-elect.
After an hour long meeting, the two appeared in front of the cameras together.
Mr Obama said he was “encouraged” by their “excellent and wide-ranging” conversation.
But all observers said the atmosphere was tense. In the past Mr Trump has questioned Mr Obama’s US citizenship and vowed to dismantle his legacy including Obamacare. While Mr Obama called Mr Trump “uniquely unqualified”.
But in the White House Mr Obama said he was “rooting for him” after his surprise election win.
Mr Obama said: “My number one priority in the coming two months is to try to facilitate a transition that ensures our president-elect is successful.”
While Mr Trump met with Mr Obama First lady Michelle Obama also meet privately in the White House residence with Mr Trump’s wife, Melania.