By Louisa Rebgetz
A guy accused of assaulting yet another gentleman leading to him to slide into the route of a truck on a motorway south of Brisbane has appeared in courtroom billed with murder.
Tamate Henry Heke, 36, is accused of killing a fifty-12 months-aged Munruben male on the Gateway Motorway at 8 Mile Plains, south of Brisbane, yesterday afternoon.
Police alleged Heke assaulted the male, causing him to tumble onto the street and into the route of a truck travelling along the motorway.
In the Brisbane Magistrates Court docket this early morning, Heke had his head down and did not appear at the gallery in an look that lasted less than a minute.
His fiancée, who had flown in from New Zealand overnight, was also in courtroom.
Outside the house court, defence lawyer Adam Magill mentioned the pair ended up to be married in New Zealand following week.
Mr Magill said his consumer was in Australia on a working visa and his family was devastated.
There was no software for bail, indicating Heke will devote Xmas behind bars.
He is owing to seem in court once again on January 25.
Queensland Ambulance Service intensive care paramedic Phillip Campbell said many folks were taken care of for shock at the scene of the incident.
“There has been a number of folks [who were] witnesses,” he stated.
“We’ve assessed everyone involved, and the bystanders have in fact tried to step in to help this man or woman prior to our arrival.”
The incident transpired not considerably from in which two girls had been killed in a collision in between their vehicle and a truck on the Pacific Motorway on Monday.
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