Sydney’s Media Is Going Completely Nuts Over A Former Politician’s Daughter Charged With Murder

The 26-year-old Harriet Wran and two others are charged with killing a Sydney drug-dealer.

1. The daughter of former New South Wales Premier Neville Wran appeared briefly in a Sydney court today charged with the murder of 48-year-old Daniel McNulty.


Harriet Wran and two other men are charged with the stabbing murder of the reported drug-dealer at a Redfern unit block on Sunday night.

The 26-year-old handed herself in at a local police station on Wednesday.

Represented by top defence barrister, Winston Terracini, she is expected to plead not guilty and won’t apply for bail.

2. But her appearence at court this morning sparked an almost comical reaction from Sydney’s media.

3. Photographers, cameramen and journalists armed with smartphones were all trying to get a snap of the woman.

4. Some struggled trying to get a photo through the fence.

5. But others succeeded in penetrating the fence.

Harriet Wran arrives in Liverpool court charged over stabbing murder of Daniel McNulty

— The Daily Telegraph (@dailytelegraph)

7. The 26-year-old is being described by a local tabloid as “one of the country’s most privileged young women,” due to the large inheritance from her late father and schooling at Sydney’s exclusive private schools.


8. UPDATE: Details given to the court indicate Ms Wran had been struggling with an ice addiction in the months leading up to the incident.

Harriet Wran had been living rough for the last few weeks. Did not have a cent when arrested at Liverpool train station yesterday.

— Nick Ralston (@NickDRalston)

It is understood Harriet Wran has been battling an ice addiction for some time. She did not know the man she is accused of murdering.

— Nick Ralston (@NickDRalston)

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Mark Di Stefano is a political editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in Sydney.
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