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Sydney CBD stabber Mert Ney filmed himself after murdering Michaela Dunn in hotel room in 2019

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After murdering a woman in a Sydney CBD unit, Mert Ney pulled out his phone and started filming.

The 22-year-old held his phone at arm’s length, put his bloodied left hand near his face and then turned the camera to show his victim’s body.

‘I’m f***ing psycho,’ he wrote after sending an acquaintance the short clip.

‘I was laughing bro. The fear.’

Ney’s later rampage through Sydney’s CBD was thwarted by a gaggle of good Samaritans armed with a milk crate, a chair and a crowbar.

Ney on Tuesday pleaded guilty to murdering Michaela Dunn, 24, minutes after entering a Clarence Street apartment on August 13, 2019.

Mert Ney pulled out his phone and started filming himself after killing a woman he was meeting for a 'girlfriend experience'

Mert Ney pulled out his phone and started filming himself after killing a woman he was meeting for a 'girlfriend experience'

Mert Ney pulled out his phone and started filming himself after killing a woman he was meeting for a ‘girlfriend experience’

Ney on Tuesday pleaded guilty to murdering Michaela Dunn (pictured) , 24, minutes after entering a Clarence Street apartment on August 13, 2019

Ney on Tuesday pleaded guilty to murdering Michaela Dunn (pictured) , 24, minutes after entering a Clarence Street apartment on August 13, 2019

Ney on Tuesday pleaded guilty to murdering Michaela Dunn (pictured) , 24, minutes after entering a Clarence Street apartment on August 13, 2019

Ney's later rampage through Sydney's CBD was thwarted by a gaggle of good Samaritans armed with a milk crate, a chair and a crowbar

Ney's later rampage through Sydney's CBD was thwarted by a gaggle of good Samaritans armed with a milk crate, a chair and a crowbar

Ney’s later rampage through Sydney’s CBD was thwarted by a gaggle of good Samaritans armed with a milk crate, a chair and a crowbar

He also admitted stabbing Linda Bo in the shoulder outside the Hotel CBD on York St, as he ran around the city’s streets brandishing a bloody 20-centimetre knife and shouted ‘Allah Akbar’ repeatedly.

Agreed facts, tendered to Sydney’s Central Local Court, tell of Ney’s erratic behaviour in three weeks before the rampage.

Ms Dunn (pictured) suffered serious and extensive injuries including a deep wound to her neck and defensive wounds to her forearms and hands

Ms Dunn (pictured) suffered serious and extensive injuries including a deep wound to her neck and defensive wounds to her forearms and hands

Ms Dunn (pictured) suffered serious and extensive injuries including a deep wound to her neck and defensive wounds to her forearms and hands

This included his expression of interest in Islam and later decision to stop going to a mosque as ‘he didn’t like the people’, and his escape from a secure room in Blacktown Hospital on August 7 during an involuntary admission.

The case will now head to the NSW Supreme Court, which will need to resolve a series of disputed facts, including an allegation that Ney told a person on Snapchat he was ‘going on terror attack in large shop’ (sic).

An extended history of Ney, including his relationship with his father, is also in contest. 

Ms Dunn, who met Ney after he agreed to pay $250 for a ‘girlfriend experience’, suffered serious and extensive injuries including a deep wound to her neck and defensive wounds to her forearms and hands. 

Ms Dunn (pictured), 24, had been lured to a hotel room on Clarence Street, in Sydney's CBD

Ms Dunn (pictured), 24, had been lured to a hotel room on Clarence Street, in Sydney's CBD

Ms Dunn (pictured), 24, had been lured to a hotel room on Clarence Street, in Sydney’s CBD 

After killing her in the front room of the unit, Ney filmed his video and placed a murder weapon on the kitchen bench.

He departed down fire stairs, dropping another bloodied knife on the way, and began his frenzied assault on Sydney.

Sprinting down York St, Ney attempted to stab a woman before plunging a knife into the back of Ms Bo’s shoulder.

The wound required six stitches.

Pursued by passing firefighters and a man armed with a crowbar, Ney ran through stationary traffic as he yelled ‘shoot me’ and ‘I’m going to kill you or you kill me’.

The then-20-year-old was eventually stopped in Wynyard Lane when another of the men chasing, Jamie Ingham, used a chair to knock the assailant to the ground and then pin him.

Ney (pictured) had a history of serious mental health issues and no known links to terrorism

Ney (pictured) had a history of serious mental health issues and no known links to terrorism

Ney (pictured) had a history of serious mental health issues and no known links to terrorism

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Jason Shore then placed a milk crate over Ney’s head as a third man struck him in the legs.

In a later police interview, Ney said he couldn’t recall stabbing either woman.

When questioning turned to his beliefs, he said: ‘Yep, I hate the government’.

Ney also pleaded guilty on Tuesday to the common assault of his sister, who he struck in the face and placed in a headlock after he escaped from hospital.

He was remanded in custody ahead of a Supreme Court mention on December 11.

HOW THE SYDNEY STABBING UNFOLDED: 

* 2pm: Police receive calls about a man armed with a knife and wearing a balaclava wandering York Street in Sydney’s CBD.

* Officers arrive to find a 41-year-old woman suffering a stab wound at the Hotel CBD on the corner of King and York Streets.

* A short time later, three members of the public detain Mert Ney, 21, before he’s arrested by police.

* 3.15pm: The body of a 24-year-old woman is found in a Clarence Street unit.

* Police investigate whether the body is linked to the earlier stabbing.

* 5.30pm: NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller confirms the two crimes are linked and reveals Ney has a history of mental health issues.

* Police say the Marayong man has no links to terrorist organisations but does have some ‘ideologies in relation to terrorism’.

* Ney was allegedly carrying material ‘about other crimes of mass casualties and mass deaths around the world’, the commissioner says.

* Detectives conduct a thorough search of Ney’s western Sydney home

*Police reveal Ney had arranged to meet with Michaela Dunn at 1.30pm on Tuesday. CCTV footage shows Ney leaving the apartment building at 1.50pm 

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Is Donald Trump about to pardon Tiger King? Joe Exotic on official let-offs list

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Donald Trump could include Tiger King star Joe Exotic in a pardoning spree that will test the limits of presidential power.

Mr Trump is reportedly considering pardons for as many as 20 people before he leaves office, including the star of Netflix series Tiger King, his family and himself.

Joseph Maldonado-Passage, also known as Joe Exotic, is serving a 22-year sentence for a murder-for-hire plot that was chronicled in the hit show about his life. 

The only thing holding the President back from the spree is the worry that a pardon looks like an admission of guilt.

Donald Trump could include Tiger King star Joe Exotic (pictured) in a pardoning spree that will test the limits of presidential power

Donald Trump could include Tiger King star Joe Exotic (pictured) in a pardoning spree that will test the limits of presidential power

Donald Trump could include Tiger King star Joe Exotic (pictured) in a pardoning spree that will test the limits of presidential power

Mr Trump (pictured) is reportedly considering pardons for as many as 20 people before he leaves office, including the star of Netflix series Tiger King, his family and himself

Mr Trump (pictured) is reportedly considering pardons for as many as 20 people before he leaves office, including the star of Netflix series Tiger King, his family and himself

Mr Trump (pictured) is reportedly considering pardons for as many as 20 people before he leaves office, including the star of Netflix series Tiger King, his family and himself

This is a particular concern when it comes to himself, his family and his personal lawyer. 

Having lost the election, pardons are one of the few ways left for Mr Trump to exercise power before he leaves office on January 20.

This week Eric Love, an attorney for Mr Maldonado-Passage, told ABC News a pardon was possible. 

Let’s shake on it Don, says Biden 

Joe Biden has urged Donald Trump to attend his inauguration so they can shake hands and mark the ‘end of the chaos’ of the last four years.

The President-elect said it was ‘totally Mr Trump’s decision’, but that he wanted him present at the ceremony on January 20 because it was in the best interests of the country and the wider world.

A month on from the bitterly fought election, Mr Trump still hasn’t conceded defeat despite Mr Biden winning by more than seven million votes.

Instead he has shared dozens of conspiracy theories about voter fraud on social media, all of which are unproven.

Mr Biden said in an interview with CNN: ‘I think it would be important only in one sense … in the sense that we are able to demonstrate at the end of this chaos that he’s created that there is peaceful transfer of power, with the competing parties standing there, shaking hands and moving on.

‘I really worry about the image we’re presenting to the rest of the world.’

 

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He said: ‘We are waiting on the pen to hit the paper, we think we are very, very close.’

A White House source confirmed to ABC News that they had heard from Mr Love.

Others in line for a pardon could include former contractors employed by private military company Blackwater who took part in the notorious shooting of Iraqi civilians in Nisour Square in Baghdad.

Seventeen Iraqis were killed and 20 were injured in the incident in September 2007 which led to four former contractors being found guilty in US courts.

It was reported that Mr Trump is considering a total of 20 pardons including aides and associates.

They may include personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani who is reportedly under investigation by federal prosecutors for his business dealings. 

Mr Trump may pardon his daughter Ivanka and his son-in-law Jared Kushner, who both act as close advisers to him.

He may also consider one for himself, having tweeted ‘I have the absolute right to PARDON myself’.

The constitution is a grey area on a president self-pardoning and it would likely end up in the Supreme Court, with most scholars saying Mr Trump would lose.

Mr Trump’s 27 pardons so far have been based on showmanship and personal relationships.

They include 19th century suffragist Susan B. Anthony, former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich, and former Trump adviser Roger Stone, who lied to Congress.

This month Mr Trump gave a pardon to his disgraced former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who admitted lying to the FBI.

This week, court documents were unsealed in Washington which revealed a ‘bribery for pardon’ plot involving Mr Trump.

The scheme would allegedly involve an individual giving the President a large campaign donation in exchange for clemency. 

The New York Times reported that the plot involved associates of Hugh Baras, a psychologist who was jailed for 30 months for tax evasion and improperly claiming social security benefits.

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Wife of Brisbane man who died of heatstroke welcomes second child with new partner

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Emily Hall and her partner Davey Downey welcomed Oliver Mosman Downey on Thursday (pictured)

Emily Hall and her partner Davey Downey welcomed Oliver Mosman Downey on Thursday (pictured)

Emily Hall and her partner Davey Downey welcomed Oliver Mosman Downey on Thursday (pictured)

The heartbroken woman who gave birth to her first child just two weeks after losing her beloved husband has welcomed a second baby with her new partner. 

Emily Hall, 33, from Brisbane, was left shattered when her pilot husband Matthew Hall died from heatstroke in 2017.

She welcomed their son Harrison into the world as a widow, hoping her beloved soul mate would live through their little boy.

Three years later Ms Hall has given birth to another son with her new partner David Downey.

‘Welcome to the world our sweet boy Oliver Mosman Downey. We’re so in love,’ the excited mother wrote on Thursday.

Oliver weighed just under 3kg and is 49cm long. 

Mr Hall was dirt bike riding in the Beerburrum State Forest on the Sunshine Coast when he became feeling unwell on January 13, 2017. 

Ms Hall's pilot husband Matthew Hall (pictured together) died from heatstroke in 2017 - just two weeks before she was due to give birth to their first son

Ms Hall's pilot husband Matthew Hall (pictured together) died from heatstroke in 2017 - just two weeks before she was due to give birth to their first son

Ms Hall’s pilot husband Matthew Hall (pictured together) died from heatstroke in 2017 – just two weeks before she was due to give birth to their first son

Emily Hall, with her son Harrison Matthew Alexander, and cousin Isabella Longginou

Emily Hall, with her son Harrison Matthew Alexander, and cousin Isabella Longginou

Emily Hall, with her son Harrison Matthew Alexander, and cousin Isabella Longginou

The father-to-be collapsed after succumbing to warm 30C temperatures.

By the time paramedics reached him the Virgin pilot was found in a confused state and his organs were shutting down. 

His condition deteriorated as the rescue helicopter arrived and he faded in and out of consciousness.

At the time of his death Mr Hall’s body temperature was 42 degrees. Critical heatstroke begins at 41 degrees.

‘He was my best friend and my soul mate,’ Ms Hall said in 2017.

‘I can’t fathom life without him but my strength is knowing he will live through his son.

‘I will love him enough for the two of us and I will make sure I do Matt proud and be the best mum to him.’

Ms Hall’s new partner Mr Downey has cemented a beautiful relationship with her son Harrison and was very excited to add to their brood.

‘I had pretty much resigned myself to the fact that I will just have to be the best “dad” I could be to Harry. Now I also get to become a “father”, someone to share my own DNA. I really have the best of both world’s,’ he wrote on Instagram in June.

‘I love Harry like he is my own flesh and blood and now we get to give him a new best buddy and add to another chapter to our awesome story. To see his excitement is overwhelming.’

Ms Hall and Mr Downey together with Harrison. The pair welcomed another child into the world on Thursday

Ms Hall and Mr Downey together with Harrison. The pair welcomed another child into the world on Thursday

Ms Hall and Mr Downey together with Harrison. The pair welcomed another child into the world on Thursday

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Media tycoon Ryan Stokes and wife Claire reveal they’re expecting their second child 

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Media tycoon Ryan Stokes and his glamorous wife Claire have revealed they are expecting their second child together. 

The Seven Group chief executive confirmed the pregnancy with The Sunday Telegraph on Friday after sharing the news with family and friends during the week.

The couple welcomed their first child, a daughter named Vivienne, in March 2019.

Media tycoon Ryan Stokes and his wife Claire have announced they are expecting their second child. The couple are pictured together in January 2019, before the birth of daughter Vivienne

Media tycoon Ryan Stokes and his wife Claire have announced they are expecting their second child. The couple are pictured together in January 2019, before the birth of daughter Vivienne

Media tycoon Ryan Stokes and his wife Claire have announced they are expecting their second child. The couple are pictured together in January 2019, before the birth of daughter Vivienne

The Seven Group chief executive confirmed the pregnancy this week. The couple are pictured together in 2017

The Seven Group chief executive confirmed the pregnancy this week. The couple are pictured together in 2017

The Seven Group chief executive confirmed the pregnancy this week. The couple are pictured together in 2017

The growing family live in the exclusive suburb Darling Point, in Sydney’s east, after buying a $16million Federation residence back in 2017.

Stokes is the son of Seven West boss Kerry Stokes, who has a reported net worth of $3.3billion.

His partner also boasts an impressive pedigree, with her family founding the iconic Queensland shoe chain, Maryon’s. 

The couple tied the knot in a lavish society wedding on Sydney’s Garden Island in December 2016. 

Stokes previously dated former Home and Away actress Jodi Anasta, before their split in 2009.

He was then featured as a Cleo Bachelor of The Year in 2010, before finding love with Claire.

The family are expected to welcome their second child in June 2021.

The baby and its sister Vivienne are heirs to the Seven Group empire, along with Stokes’ brother’s daughter Victoria. 

Ryan Stokes and wife Claire are expected to welcome their second child in June 2021

Ryan Stokes and wife Claire are expected to welcome their second child in June 2021

Ryan Stokes and wife Claire are expected to welcome their second child in June 2021

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