Bail refused for alleged axe attacker
BAIL has been refused for a Goranba man accused of attacking his 75-year-old neighbour with an axe.
Martin Kreisman appeared in Dalby Magistrates Court this morning, seeking bail after being charged on Wednesday with two counts of serious assault of a person over 60, as well as a count each of grievous bodily harm, injuring an animal and unlawful possession of a weapon.
The court heard Kreisman and his neighbour of 20 years had a long history of disagreements, including the alleged killing of a dog.
Magistrate Robbie Davies outlined the incident, which the court heard Kreisman had made a full admission to.
Kreisman's dog was allegedly shot by his neighbour using a high-powered rifle, which prompted Kreisman to confront him with a long-handle axe.
After using the axe to cut a hole through the fence between the properties, Kreisman allegedly struck his neighbour to the ground with the wooden end of the axe.
Yelling between the two led to Kreisman allegedly striking his neighbour with the sharp end of the axe, breaking his femur and causing a deep wound.
The court heard Kreisman slapped his neighbour across the face twice, before then striking his neighbour's dog, which had to be put down.
Supported by his wife and daughter in court, Kreisman appeared visibly upset.
His lawyer told the court Kreisman was remorseful for what had occurred and believed he should be punished.
The case will next be mentioned on July 10.