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Life and times of Harriet Wran

AAP logoAAP 26/07/2016

THE CHARMED AND TORMENTED LIFE OF HARRIET WRAN:

* Born in 1988 to Jill Hickson and former NSW premier Neville Wran; goddaughter of the late Kerry Packer

* Attends prestigious Sydney girls schools Ascham and SCEGGS Darlinghurst; studies at the University of Sydney

* Spends years in and out of rehab trying to overcome drugs, depression, anxiety and bulimia

* In 2011, says she is off the Ritalin she had been taking since it was first prescribed to her as a child, but has no treatment plan

* Two weeks later, father takes ill and rift opens within the family over his care

2014

April 20 - Neville Wran dies aged 87

May 1 - Harriet Wran delivers tribute before 1500 mourners at father's state funeral in Sydney

August 10 - She visits Daniel McNulty's housing commission flat in Redfern looking for a hit of ice with boyfriend Michael Lee, and his friend Lloyd Edward Haines. Lee stabs Mr McNulty to death.

August 14 - Wran charged with murder, attempted murder and aggravated break and enter. Lee and Haines also charged.

2015

October 8 - Wran and her co-accused committed to stand trial.

November 6 - Wran pleads not guilty in the NSW Supreme Court to charges of murdering Mr McNulty, wounding his housemate Brett Fitzgerald with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, and robbery in company.

2016

February 24 - Court told Wran and her brother Hugo have resolved an estate dispute with half-sister Kim Sheftell.

June 16 - Lee pleads guilty to murder.

June 21 - Haines pleads guilty to murder.

July 4 - Wran's lawyers successfully apply for her to be tried by a judge alone.

July 6 - Crown withdraws murder charge against Wran, who instead pleads guilty to accessory and robbery charges.

July 14 - Wran delivers tearful testimony at her sentencing hearing, saying she was numb on the drug ice when she went to McNulty's home, and that she didn't expect anyone to be hurt. "I can't believe someone died," she says.

July 26 - Wran sentenced to four years' prison for robbery in company, and one year for acting as an accessory after the fact to the murder of Mr McNulty.

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