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The hitman, 'Stockton's grandmother' and a crime so horrific it shocked the Hunter

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Updated December 6 2023 - 4:43pm, first published 12:00pm
Stacey Klimovitch was shot in the chest with a shotgun when she answered her front door in Queen Street, Stockton in June, 2021.
Stacey Klimovitch was shot in the chest with a shotgun when she answered her front door in Queen Street, Stockton in June, 2021.

IT was an assassination, an execution, a crime so shocking and horrific that it's unprecedented in the Hunter.

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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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