Quantcast

Latest Stuart Highway Stories

2005-12-15 01:41:07

DARWIN (Reuters) - The Australian truck driver sentenced to life in prison for murdering British tourist Peter Falconio in the outback in 2001 was told by a judge on Thursday he would ineligible for parole for 28 years. A Northern Territory Supreme Court jury in Darwin found Bradley Murdoch guilty on Tuesday of murdering Falconio and abducting and assaulting his British girlfriend Joanne Lees on the Stuart Highway in the Australian outback in July 2001. Judge Brian Martin immediately...

2005-12-13 06:45:48

DARWIN (Reuters) - An Australian jury found a truck driver guilty on Tuesday of murdering British tourist Peter Falconio and abducting his British girlfriend on a lonely stretch of outback highway in 2001. Australian Bradley Murdoch flagged down Falconio and Joanne Lees, claming smoke was coming from the back of their van, as they drove along the Stuart Highway in Australia's Northern Territory in July 2001, the court was told during the trial. The prosecution said that when Falconio...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
Related