News

'Cole Miller we will forever shine for you'

Cole Miller's sister Kate speaks at a memorial in Brisbane.
Cole Miller's sister Kate speaks at a memorial in Brisbane. Geoff Egan

METRES from where Cole Miller was attacked just over a year ago, his sister Kate delivered a touching tribute.

On January 3, 2016 Cole Miller was celebrating the birthday of his water polo team captain Ellodie Ruffin in Fortitude Valley.

But at about 3.30am Armstrong Renata attacked Cole, leaving him unconscious.

Two days later Cole died in hospital.

Cole grew up on the Sunshine Coast before the family relocated to the inner Brisbane suburb of West End.

At a memorial on Friday, Cole's sister Kate said her brother's love stayed with her whole family.

"My baby brother Cole taught me the meaning of unconditional love," said.

"The warmth, innocence and love Cole brought to my life will forever stay with me.

"As we move forward and remember Cole, I will always have that love.

"So from Billy, Mitchell, myself and my parents: Cole Miller, we will forever shine for you."

An emotional Ms Ruffin said she had lost a friend, a teammate and a brother when Cole died.

Mr Ruffin said she was touched to see so many people wearing green - the colour of their water polo team, the Brisbane Barracudas.

"Green love lit our city up and so did the message that we stand against this cowardly violence that took our teammate from us too soon," she said.

The Barracudas will play their first game tonight in a round named in Cole's honour.

Renata has pleaded guilty to unlawful striking causing death but is yet to be sentenced. Daniel Jermaine Lee Maxwell has been committed to stand trial for unlawful striking causing death.

ARM NEWSDESK

Topics:  cole miller death memorial unlawful striking causing death


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Miles students look to the future

ENERGISING DREAMS: Dane O'Shea from Origin Energy chats with students.

Miles State High School hosts career day

For the love of Warren

CHAMPION: Barb Cormack with her champion bird, Warren, at the Miles Show.

Champion poultry breeder's winning streak finishes in Miles

5 things to do this weekend

The Watoto Children's Choir.

It's set to be a bumper week of things to do around the region

Local Partners

Take care on the roads today in memory of Kate

Fatality Free Friday exists in the hope that fewer families will lose loved ones on Australian roads.

What to expect at Birds of Tokyo's Ipswich gig

The band will perform at the Racehorse Hotel on Friday.

BAND member Glen Sarangapany talks music, pub grub and doing shoeys

What public holidays are left in 2017

Ipswich residents will get the day off tomorrow for the show.

IPSWICH residents will get tomorrow off for the show

Caitlyn comes home to launch debut album

Gympie's Caitlyn Shadbolt will launch here debut album Songs On My Sleeve at an exclusive all-ages concert in Gympie on Friday, May 26.

Win tickets to Caitlyn's album launch

Gladstone's MasterChef hero blown away by support

CRANE driver Pete Morgan has been bowled over by the support he has received since making his TV debut on MasterChef.

Lyn's knock-out show gets her to next round on The Voice

ONWARDS AND UPWARDS: Lyn Bowtell is through to the battle rounds on The Voice.

'It was bitter sweet to win like that'

Is this the talent you get when you limit electronics?

Cassidy Kilburn in the Get the Beat International Dance Competition.

Cassidy, 11, preparing for national dance championships

Dreamworld may supersize with 'Disneyland expansion'

Dreamworld could become a “more attractive and entertaining park”.

World’s strongest man reveals incredible 12,000 calorie diet

Brian Shaw won his 4th World's Strongest Man title. Source: Twitter

World’s strongest man reveals incredible 12,000-calorie diet

ABC2 slammed over football exhibition match coverage

Fans weren't too happy with ABC2's coverage of Wednesday night's game.

ABC2 slammed for coverage of soccer exhibition match

'Bulls--t!' Lisa Wilkinson grilled over Karl's pay packet

Join us for a Great Night as we Proudly present Lisa Wilkinson

“And you believe everything you read?”

Report reveals progress on $319m airport upgrade

Aerials of the Sunshine Coast.Jetstar plane in front of the Susnhine Coast terminal, Sunshine Coast Airport.

Over two dozen government approvals needed for airport expansion

Lost dough leaves sour taste after company collapse

Kathleen and John Mahoney from Sugar and Spice Bakery were stung after the collapse of Cantro Pty Ltd and are still owed money.

Supermarket operator collapse leaves sour taste for bakery

Open for inspection homes May 25-31

Check out this weekend's homes open for inspection

How Toowoomba house prices compare in Australia

For sale sign in front of home.

Here's what $700,000 will buy you in Toowoomba, Brisbane and Sydney

One of Maryborough's most historic homes is still for sale

FULL OF HISTORY: Trisha Moulds is owner of the historic Tinana state known as Rosehill. The beautiful home is currently for sale.

It has been the scene of both joy and tragedies over the years.

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!