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This program is captioned live. Good morning. It was a case that captivated the country. Paul Douglas Peters broke into the Sydney home of teenager Madeline Pulver, strapping a fake collar bomb around her neck, and leaving a chilling extortion note. Right now, he's in court for sentencing. The Pulver family must be relieved this is almost over? Man alone's father was asked that question. -- manly. He said he will be happy when it today is over. Maddie Pulver arrived here supported by her parents and her brother. They looked confident. They are a tight family unit. And this today is the first day that she has been in the same room as Paul Douglas Peters since that day in August last year. If she is known as today, she was not showing at. She seemed calm and relaxed. She was smiling and was happy to briefly speak to us.I am happy it is nearly all over.It has been an ordeal?It has been quite... Yes. It has been a long process. What is happening in court now? The judge is currently running through his final summary of the events that took place. His pain focus on the psychological state of Paul Douglas Peters. His defence has argued he was a severely disturbed man when the attack happened. We heard throughout the case from three separate psychiatrists who have failed to agree on his level of psychosis. We also heard evidence from his ex- wife who claimed their marriage break-up because of his heavy drinking and mood swings. He pleaded guilty to the extortion attempt and that is likely to soften the blow, likely giving him 25% off the time that he will spend behind bars. In 15 months since the attack, sees that terrifying ordeal for Madeleine Pulver, we are now only moments from lining Paul Douglas Peters's fate. In Victoria, police have identified a person of interest in the case of the murder of Sarah Cafferkey. What can you tell us about the suspect? Police have revealed the man at the centre of the investigation is an Steven James Hunter. Police have launched a nationwide manhunt for the 37-year-old who is a convicted murderer who once escaped from Pendreich prison. Sarah Cafferkey Facebook page reveals a conversation between the pair. Homicide detectives have been focusing on that. Steven James Hunter is a convicted murderer. He was sentenced to a minimum of 13 years in jail for the murder of Jacqueline Matthews - a young woman he worked with the time. A yellow, and will is also at the centre of this investigation. It was found a stripped-down near Bacchus Marsh, where Sarah Cafferkey lived. Satellite images of these area of Point Cook taken last year reveal a similar car was parked in the driveway of the property where the remains were found. Neighbours have also said a man fitting YO! Description be tried a yellow, door. We have managed to get an interview. It is weak. I do not know, every time I shut the door and looked around. Once he jumped into the scarp, next thing you know, he drove across the nature strip light it was nothing and he took off and came back. Just looked around. We understand there is a memorial service being planned? Locals had been understandably shocked by the chain of events. Here in Point Cook, in Melbourne's outer suburbs. Flowers are being late where there remains were found. A memorial is planned for Thursday night.It touched us. We have just come down to pay our respects. It is too close to home after what happened to Jill Meagher.It was devastating when Jill Meagher went missing. I would ever attend and the walk in and Brunswick for her but I could not. I wanted to do something for Sarah and also for Jill Meagher.A manhunt has been lodged. They have urged the public not to approach in due to the past offence. If they do see him or someone matching his description to court Crimestoppers immediately. A Racing Victoria hearing is underway to determine the future of Damien Oliver. What is happening there? It has been explosive. This pertains to a bet - a 10,000 dollar illegal bet placed by a Damien Oliver on a rival horse in 2010. As to why he did that, we have a clearer idea after a witness statement that he presented verbally to the hearing. In that, he detailed just how much of a shambles his life was at the period. His marriage had broken up. His wife had taken his children to go and live with her parents on several occasions as they tried to rework the marriage. During that time, also, as a result of that, he turned to drink. So that had become, he had become a binge drinking and so severe, he sought assistance with counselling. There was an element of depression friend in there. With the drinking, depression and marriage break-up, Damon of Oliver described it as: It was the worst period of my life, my wife had taken my children from me. At that point, while he was reading that, he broke down and needed a minute to compose himself. He went on: I was now living alone unsure if I could save my marriage. At that period, the couple had engaged lawyers to sort out the married problems. The cost was high. That is why Damien Oliver made the worst decision of his career if not his life, placing a bet on a horse which he was not riding. For a horse won at odds of $2.20. Meaning that Damien Oliver made a nice little profit. The bed was made live from the Jockey's room. -- the bet. Inside, the Racing Victoria hierarchy is a liberating what penalty Damon Oliver should receive for both of these charges. An explosive and emotional morning. What do you think he will get? If berries. This will be the subject of great debate after we had back in it. -- it varies. I would think that somewhere in the range of eight to 12 months. I would think nine months but a couple of those might be shaped to allow him to continue track work. Assuming he does not retire, he should be able to ride again in time for the next spring carnival. We should hopefully know the result by the end of the bulletin. A Channel Nine cameraman has captured the moment a huge explosion rocked Gaza. The latest in the fiery battle between Israel and Hamas. It comes as the United Nations joined talks, in a desperate bid to secure a ceasefire. We are nearly a week into battles between Gaza and Israel and the bombing is continuing on both sides of the border. I want to show you some video filmed by Channel Nine cameraman a few hours ago. A building over my shoulder was bombed by an Israeli missile. Take a look at this.

The force of that explosion was so powerful that this building, which is about 200m away, completely shook. That was not the only direct hit today. A media centre was struck for the second time in three days. A Hamas militant had been there and was killed. Which takes the death toll on this side of the border to over 100 after an increase in violence and casualties. There was heart-breaking scenes as 12 members of the same family were buried, four generations of the same family killed in an air strike yesterday. Israel is now investigating that air strike. It believes it may have been the wrong target. As for ceasefire possibilities - those negotiations are continuing. The United Nations is in Cairo at the moment speaking with the Arab League trying to work through a peace plan but it is ongoing. Israel is open to the idea of a ceasefire, it has set out some possible ground rules. One is that Hama fighters must be stopped from travelling, to carry out attacks at the Israel border and no hostile fire to come into Gaza including small arms fire near the border.

small arms fire near the border.
That comes from on BBC. No reaction so far from Hamas. Looking at the weather: Plenty more to come in Nine's Morning News Hour - catastrophic fire danger. South Australia on high alert. Flowers for our first bloke in Cambodia - we have more on the Prime Minister's trip. A special night out for the Queen, as she celebrates 65 years of marriage.

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Residents in South Australia are being warned to be vigilant, with catastrophic fire conditions expected across much of the state today. The Country Fire Service has issued a total fire ban. Some schools on the Eyre and Yorke Peninsula will be closed until the extreme bushfire threat subsides. The temperature in Adelaide is expected to hit 37 degrees, with gusty winds and dry conditions predicted. Julia Gillard is set to push a new trade deal today, while attending the East-Asia Summit in Cambodia. At a gala dinner last night, the Prime Minister met with US President Barack Obama for the first time since his re-election. It was almost a case of mistaken identity - the flowers were not for Julia Gillard but for her part may instead. Here in Cambodia, there was a fanfare. And another floral faux pas - this one with the spelling. As Julia paid respect to the late King father, Norodom Sihanouk. There was a surprise onlooker. Thami Tsolekile San's SAN. At the gallant dinner -- Thami Tsolekile

With their partners son. This is the most anticipated part of the trip. A meeting with Barack Obama. The US President has been travelling through South East Asia and flew into Cambodia after meeting with Aung San Suu Kyi. Julia Gillard is glad he is here. In Cambodia nine years. Back home, according to the polls, Kevin Rudd and Malcolm Turnbull are the most popular politicians in federal politics. Now, there is a push for the pair to join forces and create a new political party. This seems strange, is it possible? This one seems very, very unlikely. They do have a fair bit in common - they are both considered moderate and both former leaders toppled by the current leaders and they are both more popular with voters than their successors. The idea was put to them during ABC's 'Q&A'. Malcolm Turnbull says he gets thousands of emails from constituents telling him he should start a new party but he says he is committed to the Liberal Party. As for the prospect of breaking away with Kevin Rudd - he's not at all in just that.It is very flattering but no.Two points - the first, Malcolm and I could never agree on the leadership.It was an entertaining show last night. Could it be Kevin Rudd versus Malcolm Turnbull at the next election? Both ruled out making a comeback. Malcolm Turnbull says he will have a Cabinet position if Tony Abbott wins. Kevin Rudd says he has no intention of challenging. He even praised the Prime Minister for fighting back against Tony Abbott. The central as it is Tony Abbott. It is true. And to defect to the Prime Minister, someone who has taken the argument at up to him with force and aggression of the type which he has handed out himself.There is not meant to be any change on our side. It remains a matter of complete bafflement why the Labor Party does not put Kevin Rudd back but that just proves why I'm not suited to the Labor Party because I am too rational.Even though they were political enemies, last night, there to do seem a little bit fond of each other. It was hard to tell whether they loved or hated each other. It was. The Queen and Prince Phillip, have stepped out on the eve of their 65th wedding anniversary, attending the annual Royal Variety performance in London. Arriving in style, her Majesty was welcomed by dignitaries and received flowers from children before being entertained by pop stars including Robbie Williams and Kylie Minogue. The big night will be followed by a private celebration for the couple tomorrow, as they mark their Blue Sapphire anniversary. Queen Elizabeth is the first British monarch to reach the milestone. Still ahead this morning - Click Frenzy. Australia's massive shopping event - how you can bag a bargain. Paralysed but walking again, the little dog that's giving hope to millions of patients. Streaking at 10,000 feet - an Aussie shock-jock's stunt to get Rihanna's attention.

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It's Ray here from Apia. How you going?
Oh, not bad. We've settled back in. Pretty much starting to
almost feel normal selves again. (LAUGHS)
Oh, well, that's good to hear. That's the main thing. I just can't have
enough praise and admiration for what you've done for us. It's just been
absolutely fantastic. Not a problem at all, Graeme.
It's our pleasure. Kept us with our heads
above water. Pardon that pun too. Yeah, yeah - that's good. Determined I'm gonna
catch up with you one day and look you in the eye
and thank you. Yeah, that'd be good.

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In just under eight hours, bargain hunters will have access to massive deals as the country's biggest ever online sale gets underway. For more, let's go live to Sydney's Pitt Street Mall. How our retailers responding? Some of the retailers who were not quick enough to jump on these Click Frenzy sale might be a little rattled today. Most retailers are getting pretty excited about these new climate of spending and excitement. David Jones has decided to announce its own version of Click Frenzy sale. It is calling it Christmas frenzy. It is opening its stores later tonight. And also offering sales on mine. In Bondi Junction, they are trying to lure customers away from computers and into stores. There will be offering cocktails and entertainment. It is only good news for consumers. We are getting a better deal before Christmas as opposed to seeing the massive discounts after we bought all out Christmas presents - on Boxing Day. Click Frenzy sale starts at seven o'clock tonight. It goes for 24 hours. All consumers have to do is register on the website and they will be sent in us with all the deals after seven o'clock tonight. So far, around one million Australians had registered for Click Frenzy sale. Organisers are expecting us to spend in the millions of dollars over the 24 hours. They ran his hands on everything from close to electrical appliances, white goods, food, holidays, alcohol, you name it. An Australian radio DJ has pulled a daring stunt, to get the attention of pop star Rihanna. The singer was onboard a flight for the final leg of her 777 tour, when Tim Dormer became fed up with her refusal to give interviews.We have been on this plane for day six now, a different country every day. A different country every day. The Americans aren't coping. They're getting very cranky.His antics seemed to work. Lifting the mood in the cabin. Teddy weather: -- the weather: Still to come on Nine's Morning News Hour - Paul Peters sentenced over the collar bomb extortion attempt. Our reporter has the latest. A community's shock and grief over the murder of a Melbourne woman. And, walking again, why this little dog is giving hope to millions of paralysed humans.

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Welcome back, you're watching Nine's Morning News Hour. If you've just joined us, these are our top stories. A sentencing hearing is under way in Sydney for Paul Peters who carried out the coloboma extortion attempt last August. Police have identified a person of interest in the case of Sarah Cafferkey. And Damien Oliver is set to find out his fate as Racing Victoria hands-down the penalty for his illegal betting scandal. In breaking news, Paul Peters, the man who strapped a fake collar bomb to the neck of Sydney schoolgirl Madeleine Pulver, has just been sentenced. Let's go straight to Sylvia Jeffreys outside court. Sylvia, what's happened? Paul Peters has been showing a fair bit of emotion this morning particularly as the judge discussed details of his divorce and the loss of his job. Of particular focus has been his psychological state. That has been a major focus throughout the case. This morning, there are discussing the level of psychosis that he was experiencing or displaying when he entered the My New Home in August last year and strapped that fake cop bomb around the neck of Madeleine Pulver. There have been three separate psychiatrists who have been unable to agree on his level of psychosis at the time. The Defence has argued throughout the case that he was of eight -- had a severely disturbed mental state at the time. We have also heard from his ex-wife and Deborah he said that the marriage had broken down as a result of heavy drinking and his mood swings. In March he pleaded guilty to the extortion attempt. That is likely to soften the blow. It is likely to offer a 25% discount on his sentence. That may be three or four years.

It was terrifying for Madeleine Pulver and her family at the time. How did she seem this morning?

She seemed quite relaxed and calm. She arrived at 10am with a family. They put on a united front and all seemed quite confident. She was all smiles. She walked past and even seemed happy to speak to was briefly.Happy that it is nearly all over.It has been such an ordeal hasn't it?It has been. Today is the first time that she has been in the same room as Paul Peters since the day that he strapped that a bomber to her neck. Apart there said that today is offering some form of closure to the family. And that he would be

When be trained police have revealed they are hunting a 47- year-old man as part of their investigation into the murder of Sarah Cafferkey. We know that his name is Stephen James. We know that she is being charged with murder before. The pair were working together at the time and she had rejected his advances before she was killed. He once escaped from a country to prison. Sarah Cafferkey's Facebook page reveals a conversation between the pair and homicide detectives have been focusing on that over the past couple of days. A yellow. Is also at the centre of this investigation. It was discovered in the way she lived. It had been stripped down. Satellite images from this area of Melbourne showed a similar car park in the driveway of his house behind me when her remains were found. Neighbours said that a man fitting the description of Hunter was seen there. This has had a huge effect - - effect on the community? Is certainly has, we have spoken to a few people this morning. Just under that tree families have lay flowers in her memory. It is a horrific crime. Far too close to home for the people living here. This is what some of them had to say.It touched us a lot. We have come down to pay our respects. Just too close to hire him.Absolutely devastated. When Jill Meagher went missing, and very emotional, I would have liked to have attended the walk. I could not get there. So I wanted to do something for Sarah.As you heard, locals are planning a service in her honour of this Thursday. will have more details as the day unfolds. Police are urging the public not to approach Steven Hunter. We have some breaking news, South Australian police have had a Mayday call from a vessel in distress. It is 280 nautical miles south of seducer. It is a 40 feet yacht that is taking on water. Police are liaising with Australian Search and Rescue. The head of the Federal Court has been named as our next High Court judge. Patrick Keane will take up the position in March, replacing John Hayden, who is retiring. He is a former Queen's as Solicitor General and has served on the Court of Appeal. Police issued 78 Lickey infringement notices to school is a -- schoolies overnight for illegally drinking in public. 16 school leavers were arrested most people public nuisance offenders. Overall rare roast boy down. Returning to the violence in the Middle East now, and despite international efforts to broker a cease-fire there has been no let up in the attacks between Israel and her mask. Almost one week on from when the fighting broke out, the death toll has now risen to more than 100. The negotiations in the Middle East involve a delicate process of negotiation and bargaining. Both sides need to walk away feeling that they have won. When it comes to a truce between Hamas and Israel, the price of Vanya continues to rise. The Hamas leader prepared his main freight half-right but by claiming success in the war he has created room for a cease-fire to appear to be coming from a position of strength.We will not accept any Israeli demands, they were the one that attack. The cease-fire will occur when Andaman Slamet. We insist on the achievement of our demands.Israel has troops poised on Gaza's border. It wants Hamas to make the first attempt at peace.It is strange that we are well organised. The number eight maybe not high but they are suffering. Israel it is under pressure not to haggle too hard.Everybody has responsibility, Israel has responsibilities to. The to avoid civilian casualties and observe human rights law.While dozens of buying food before stocks run out, Mahommed Morsi is spending political capital on the talks. He knows that the cost of value could drag the region to ruin. Damien Oliver has been suspended for eight months for placing an illegal bet. He was stood down last week after he admitted to placing a bet on a rival horse in his own race. He also used his mobile phone in the Jockey room before that race. They may not be popular, but they have certainly made our roads safer. The NSW police force celebrated 30 years of random breath testing. They can be no doubt that random breath testing, has saved lives right around the nation.Scientists have long search for a breakthrough to help the paralysed walk again. Now there is new hope. They have helped in injured dog overcome his paralysis. Walking to deal with barely a trace of the spinal injury that once left him paralysed in his hind legs, he used to need a trolley to drag himself around but scientists used a cell transplant to heal his spinal cord. A breakthrough that has raised hopes that human paraplegics might also regain movement in day yet -- legs. From being a little dog he could do nothing, he could not walk or stand. We have now really got him back. A happy little friendly dog who is enjoying life.The 10-year-old Dodd lost the ability to walk probably after an injury in 2008. A break in his spinal cord preventive messages from his brain reaching his hind legs. Cambridge scientists took cells from the lining of his nose and grew them in a lab for about a month. They then injected the cells into the breaking news spinal cord. Within months nerve fibres crew bridging the gap in his spine and allowing him to walk once more. Scientists believe the technique could help human paraplegics as well.They would recover some of the lost ability to move. Whether it would be as spectacular as them getting out of their wheelchairs and walking, that is unlikely. Certainly we would predict they would be some improvement.This man broke his back while on holiday 11 years ago. He wants to see the technique tried on humans.It is great news for dogs, and it is an animal trial, I think we are quite a way off from it affecting someone like myself.

like myself.It is almost three years since the dog had the transplant and his owners say he is improving. Barack Obama has made history becoming the first serving US President to visit Burma. Nine US Bureau Chief Robert Penfold reports. In my memoirs capital, Rangoon, the road come the airport was lined with enthusiastic locals hoping to get a glimpse of the US President. From somewhere, they got American flags and out came posters as well, all for this historic day of recognition from the West.Of course this is a very great events. We're very happy about it.One of his first jobs was to visit at Aung San Suu Kyi, who created the United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton it like a long-lost sister. I am proud to be the first American President to visit this spectacular country.This visit by a US president is remarkable given that five years ago the country's military leaders were blacklisted around the world. After a brutal crackdown on those protesting for democratic change.This is not an endorsement of the Burmese government, it is and it knowledge meant that there is a process under way...Are Aung San Suu Kyi has warned the President that a slowly, slowly approaches the best way to ensure that the generals do not slip back into their old ways.When we think that success is in sight then we have to be very careful that we are not lowered by a mirage of success and are working to a genuine success for a people. President Obama's popularity filled Rangoon's cafes who watched him try his hand at speaking Burmese. The 6-hour visit included a little sightseeing.I am dousing the flames, the flames of anger...The Myanmar trip is no doubt a welcome break for the newly elected president. Tomorrow he is flying back to Washington to continue talks about America's looming budget crisis. Doctors in the US are worried about the increasing trend of teenage boys exercising to extremes. Many are using protein shakes and other supplements to bulk up at the gym which could be doing more harm than good. Even here is a burning up the internet, a teenage boys transforming their bodies. Going from skinny to rip. This is a graphic illustration of what the study says is a growing trend.

Worryingly, 38% said they had used protein supplements which are unregulated, not well researched and potentially dangerous. Nearly 6% said they had tried steroids which can cause withdrawal, rage, and had been linked to suicide.His mum found him hanging on the bedroom door after hat -- committing suicide.What is driving his? Experts say that the ideal male body type has changed in recent decades. This is typified by celebrities. Studies have also showing increased male muscularity in everything from advertisements to children's action toys which researchers say has driven up rates of body dissatisfaction amongst boys. Even the girls are getting on the bulking train. The study showed that twice as many are using steroids as before. A giant 8-foot sculpture of a bronze horse by artist Fernando Botero is going for auction at Christie's in New York - tipped to fetch $1 million. So big it won't fit inside the gallery, instead passersby can see the masterpiece on the street. Diego Rivera's 'Mother and Children' painting is also up for sale and expected to collect a cool $800,000. Clint Stanaway with sport now and outrage in Queensland this morning. They've lost a State of Origin match without taking the field. We'll talk to the King Wally Lewis about the fall out. And what the Wallabies think about Quade Cooper's walk out. This program is not captioned.

In breaking news, Damien Oliver has just learnt his fate. What did they have to say? It is not a surprise, as we mentioned earlier, the feeling was something between a sense 10 months. He has got 10 months as a result of placing that illegal bets in 2010. Damien Oliver received eight months for placing the legal bed. It could have been a lot more. This was the penalty that most people thought he would get. He brought in one of the heavy hitters of the legal community and he told the hearing that they should have some form of leniency on Damien Oliver given that at 40 years of age he does not have much riding left in him. Damien Oliver left the hearing moments ago. He said he would not be taking any questions. He made a very short statement. Effectively, it was to apologise to the racing industry for placing that better and dragging it through all this. We will hear from him throughout the afternoon. He was emotional throughout the whole thing. He elaborated on his marital and drinking problems. Those combined brought in to this crossroads of his career. It could have been a dead end that he ended up in. A very emotional mourning for him. He now has 10 months to cool his heels. That brings him back in time for the Spring Carnival next year. We will have the latest in Nine News at 6pm. Shane Watson is still trying to get himself into the test squad to face South Africa at the Adelaide Oval. Roz Kelly is there. Roz, Watson pushed himself in a secret session last night. How was he today? The Australian team training session has just wrapped up. He is still here. He is on Adelaide Oval holding another session with Australian physio of. He has been doing a few sprint trials. This morning's session was very light. He shadowed most of these team-mates during fielding practice. He did get in the nets, no bowling, just batting. Last night's session, was routine as was this one. From what I understand it is still highly unlikely he is going to be selected over a fully- fit Rob Quiney who can also occasionally bowl.Goods left- handed, I guess it is different to the rest in the squad. I am probably the tallest one that there. Be back in created a little more bouncer that would help. Viking keep swinging the ball that would help. It will all help.That was Mitchell Starc talking about his selection. He is battling with Ben Hilfenhaus for the fast bowling in the Israeli team. -- Australian that team. There's uproar in Queensland this morning, after the Australian Rugby League Commission changed the venues for next year's State of Origin series, giving the Blues two home matches. The King Wally Lewis joins us live from Brisbane. And, Wally, has Queensland been short-changed?That is the opinion of just about everybody in Queensland at the moment. We were due to host two games next year. We are due for a two match is at Suncorp Stadium. I cannot imagine too many Victorian skinning up and AFL Grand Final or read Boxing Day Test match. Not having the game based here in Queensland, we have not had a Queensland referee it since 1997. Use of Wales certainly does get a lot of favouritism.Wally the Blues are already celebrating, could this decision help them end their seven year hoodoo?It certainly could. The bookies certainly think so. It certainly will motivate the blues. They believe that with two games on their shores they are quite capable of knocking over the Queenslanders. I think Mal Maninga will use this as motivation for the team.Thank you to Wally Lewis. We're going to go to our reporter at it court in Sydney where the club bomber Paul Peters has been sentenced. What can you tell us?I have just received a message from our reporter in the courtroom. He said that Paul Peters has been sentenced to 13 years and six months in prison. They are a 10 year nonparole period. Also from the court, the judge has described this as a deliberate act of extortion. He describes the Tehri experienced by Maddie Pulver as unimaginable. He said that he believes Paul Peters is at low risk of reoffending. He has rejected claims that he was suffering mental illness at the time of the Horrocks. That is an extraordinary development. What was the reaction in court?There has been a considerable amount of emotion shone by Paul Peters. Especially as the judge discussed his relationship breakdown. We're waiting for the Pulver family to its decorum. We imagine there will be a reaction from them at that point.There were many bizarre things at the time. He had a baseball bat. He was clad in a ski mask. It took place 10 hours to dismantle. Obviously a distressing experience for Madeleine Pulver. How would she upon arriving at court?She seemed quite calm and relaxed. She was with her mother and father, also her brother. They put on a united front. She said that she was happy that his day had finally come and that the family was relieved that this was almost over.There was some suggestion that Paul Peters may have been targeting the wrong time of. Was there any more detail about that today?That was certainly one of major piece of the evidence, something that was discussed at length. One of the major points was Paul Peters psychological state. His defence had argued at length that he was of a disturbed state of mind when he strapped the collar bomb around her neck. Throughout the case they had from three separate psychiatrists who agreed - - failed to agree on his level of psychosis. We also live from his ex-wife who explained that their relationship had broken down as a result of his heavy-drinking and mood swings. That was a major focus. That was considered at length by the charge. Today, he has been sentenced to 13 years and six months with nonpareil of 10 years. Just rate-capping, after the lengthy events he fled to Kentucky where he was later arrested and extradited back to Australia. He had pleaded guilty to some of those charges. Can you talk us through his reactions in court this morning?It has been a lengthy hearing this morning, he did show a fair bit of emotion this morning. At first he seemed calm and relaxed. As the joy started discussing a relationship breakdown and the loss of job and mental state, he showed signs of crying. The Pulver family remained quite calm throughout the sentencing. Maddie Pulver seemed quite calm. She looked straight ahead and did not make eye-contact. We can see behind you eight media pack assembling. This case has attracted worldwide headlines, the nature of the case. Madeleine's father has been quite outspoken about this. Are you expecting to hear from the family as they meet today?We are expecting to hear from them today. We were expecting the Madeleine Pulver would turn up this morning. She did so. We did hear from her on the way through saying that this has been quite an hour ordeal for her and she is happy that it is nearly over. It has been at more than 15 months since that terrifying ordeal. It has been a drawn-out process for them. She has left school and gone through HSE. She has avoided coming to court with her parents through previous hearings. This is the first time she has been in the room with Paul Peters since that date. You can imagine that the enormous raft and mix of emotions that she would have been feeling today. You she was never as you would not have known it. As she walked past as she looked quite confident and relaxed with a smile on her face.She has maintained a calm demeanour throughout the whole thing. I remember at the time that she handled it very well for someone so young.Happy that it is in nearly all over.It has been such an ordeal hasn't it?It has been quite, yeah.We are still waiting for the Pulver family to leave court by the looks of things, just rate-capping, the sentence for Paul Peters?That is 13 years, six months, and 10 years nonparole period. He was arrested initially in Kentucky in the United States. He sent some time in prison there before being extradited to Australia to face course -- court proceedings in at Sydney. It has been a long drawn- out process for everyone involved. You get the impression that Maddie Pulver was relieved.In terms of the police operation, as you mentioned it was a tenor hour police operation. The British Army will called in on the phone to help dismantle that device. We now know that it was a fake and not explosive at all. It was a huge effort for the police. An end to track down Paul Peters on the other side of the world.A very elaborate and complicated case for police. One of the biggest breakthroughs was CCTV vision of him producing some of the items associated with that device. At the help track him down, or identify him as a suspect. Part of the evidence used was also much a silver Range Rover and a USB device which had a draft plan of an extortion attempt. Paul Peters psychological state, or the claims that that had something to do with the attack, has made it even more complicated.It is a long jail term. He has pleaded guilty to aggravated breaking and entering, detaining Madeleine Pulver with advantage, that was in of August of last year when he broke into the Mosman home

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