Self-defence claim in manslaughter case

Lui Zacher
October 28, 2022 / 11:22 pm

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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.

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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.