Bad luck, drugs and a loaded pistol: Darby Street killer Michael Rae jailed

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Updated June 13 2024 - 3:07pm, first published 12:00pm
Michael Rae was on Thursday jailed for manslaughter over the shooting death of Wesley Prentice at Cooks Hill in 2021.
Michael Rae was on Thursday jailed for manslaughter over the shooting death of Wesley Prentice at Cooks Hill in 2021.

IT was an entirely senseless killing; a shooting born out of bad luck, drug addiction and bravado.

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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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