The ACT Law Courts

Ophel Found Not Guilty Due to Mental Impairment

March 27, 2019 Eliza Croft 0

By Jessica Whiting and Eliza Croft Content warning: this article contains discussion and description of violence, mental illness, and serious injuries. Today a jury found Alex Ophel not guilty due to mental impairment on five counts of attempted murder. The

The ACT Supreme Court

Ophel Re-Trial Commences

March 4, 2019 Jessica Whiting 1

Content warning: this article contains discussion of violence and mental illness, and references to terrorist acts. The re-trial of Alex Ophel commenced today, after an earlier trial resulted in a discharged jury. After three weeks and 21 hours of deliberation,

Ophel Trial Begins

September 17, 2018 Jason Pover 0

Jason Pover, Taz Hudson and Jessica Whiting CW: Disturbing Violence, Sexual Assault, References to Terrorist Acts, Mental Illness. The trial of Alex Ophel, who allegedly attacked students and a staff member in a tutorial with a baseball bat in August