Upper Hunter rural crime spree: 'Idiots' Brendan Cannard and Brandon Kennedy Jones to be sentenced

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Updated April 17 2023 - 8:51am, first published 8:45am
Some of the firearms seized by police after the arrest of two young men who had been on a months-long rural crime spree. Picture by NSW Police
Some of the firearms seized by police after the arrest of two young men who had been on a months-long rural crime spree. Picture by NSW Police

TOGETHER they filmed themselves starting a bushfire and trying to run down a mob of emus and laughed as they recalled how an armed robbery victim had pleaded for her life.

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Sam Rigney

Court Reporter

Sam began his Newcastle Herald career as a night police reporter in 2011. He is an experienced court reporter who has won two national court reporting awards, including the Kennedy Award for Outstanding Court Reporting for his coverage of the Hunter's worst serial rapist. Before working at the Herald, Sam was a sports journalist with the Maitland Mercury where he won awards for his coverage of the Newcastle Rugby League salary cap scandal. Sam is a Novocastrian born-and-bred.

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