Schapelle Corby could be free by the weekend with Indonesia’s Justice Minister announcing just after 1pm today that he will sign her parole in the next three days.
Amir Samsyuddin made the announcement at a short press conference saying he is not giving the her special treatment- rather she is one of many parole applicants being considered.
1. Tragic toddler death
Another toddler has died after choking on the cord of a blind overnight. A 15-month old girl, from Sydney’s west was found unconscious in her cot after becoming entangled in the blind cord.
The latest incident comes just days after 16-month-old Tabitha Slade died in hospital after she became tangled in a blind cord in her bed at her Hornsby home.
2. Food poisoning likely cause of mother daughter deaths in Bali
Autopsies have found that Noelene and Yvana Bischoff more than likely died from a combination of food poisoning and existing medical conditions after they ate fish at a Bali restaurant in early January.
Malcolm Bischoff, Noelene’s brother, said it appeared they both suffered from scombroid food poisoning that along with their asthma combined to cause their deaths.
Scombroid food poisoning can result from eating spoiled fish, meaning the restaurant’s preparation could have made no difference, Mr Bischoff said.
“This is just a one in a million – one in a billion – thing to happen,” he said.
3. Simon Gittany court
Convicted killer Simon Gittany appears in court today for a sentencing hearing. Gittany was found guilty of the murder of his fiancé Lisa Harnum after throwing her off a balcony.
4. Midwife tried to flee the country
A midwife ordered by a court to pay $6.6 million to a boy who developed cerebral palsy as a result of a botched home birth has been arrested at Sydney airport trying to leave the country on a one-way ticket.
For more read this post here “Midwife on the run finally arrested”
5. Chris Lane shooting
Three teenagers accused of fatally shooting Australian baseball player, Chris Lane as he jogged down an Oklahoma street, allegedly because they were bored, have appeared in a court in the US with the youngest boy charged becoming the prosecution’s star witness.