Self-defence claim in manslaughter case
October 28, 2022 / 11:22 pm
A Corio man who allegedly killed a fish and chip shop robber has told Geelong Magistrates Court he was acting in self-defence.
The court heard the 32-year-old allegedly confronted a man attempting to steal a Barwon Health Foundation tin, reports the Herald Sun.
The accused’s lawyer told the court a post-mortem report found drugs in the slain man’s system
“We know from the post-mortem that numerous illicit drugs were located in his system,” the lawyer said.
“My client has acted in a certain way in response to the irrational behaviour of the man who is now deceased.
“This lends support to the self-defence argument.”
The lawyer was told he was speculating and failed to convince the court of how the drugs affected the victim
The accused will return to court for a committal mention in March
Main: File image, Geelong Broadcasters
Second: The scene of the fatal incident in June 2022.