Australia 'I just saw her and did it': Man pleads not guilty to woman's murder

08:33  06 august  2018
08:33  06 august  2018 Source:

Korean woman's Qld killer to testify

  Korean woman's Qld killer to testify A Queensland man who killed a Korean woman will take the stand when his murder trial resumes at the Brisbane Supreme Court next week. A Queensland man accused of bashing a Korean woman and dumping her in a Brisbane park where she drowned in her own blood is set to take the stand at his murder trial.Alex Reuben McEwan has pleaded not guilty to murdering 22-year-old Eunji Ban on November 24, 2013, but guilty to a lesser offence of manslaughter on mental health grounds.McEwan is expected to give evidence when his Brisbane Supreme Court murder trial resumes on Thursday.

An Alabama man who pleaded guilty to murdering his daughter' s sexual abuser accepted a 40-year prison sentence to protect the woman from having to testify at trial. Jay MaynorCourtesy photo. "Basically he took it so that I didn't have to relive the molestation and also be on the stand in front of a

A man has pleaded guilty to stabbing a mother to death in her home while her children were asleep and her husband, who was away on business, listened helplessly on the phone. Then her husband heard a male voice saying: ‘ I do , I do .’ After a further very loud scream it went quiet.”

South Korean woman Eunji Ban.© AAP Image/Obtained from Eunji Ban's Facebook South Korean woman Eunji Ban.

It was a callous and random attack that shocked Brisbane and today the man accused of carrying out the crime pleaded not guilty.

Alex Reuben McEwan is on trial for murdering hotel cleaner Eunji Ban as she walked to work in November 2013.

McEwan today pleaded not guilty to murder but guilty to the lesser charge of manslaughter.

His defence told the jury McEwan suffered from schizophrenia and that he was not mentally well enough to be fully responsible for the 22-year-old's murder.

"McEwan suffers from severe mental illness ... schizophrenia ... it leads to paranoia ... sometimes violent behaviour," barrister John Allen QC said.

Gold Coast axe murderer to be sentenced

  Gold Coast axe murderer to be sentenced A Gold Coast man who killed his pregnant partner Fabiana Palhares in 2015 with a small axe is about to be sentenced.Brock Wall's sentencing in the Queensland Supreme Court follows him pleading guilty to the February 2015 murder of Brazilian national Fabiana Palhares, 34, in a domestic violence incident at Varsity Lakes.

Gonzaga women . High school sports. Wolf told Britney Bjork he was going to shoot Nicholas J. Thoreson, 22, but “ I couldn’t do it , so me and Prosecutors will not seek the death penalty. Wolf also pleaded not guilty to first-degree kidnapping, theft of a motor vehicle and second-degree arson.

He pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and and theft of a motor vehicle. Charlton admitted that he strangled her in her home. "On other hand it ' s a bit anticlimactic about not having a hearing on what actually was done to Ingrid Lyne

But the prosecution told the jury it was simply murder.

"He told friends he had gone out looking to kill someone ... 'I just saw her and did it'," prosecutor David Meredith told court.

A framed photo of 22 year-old woman South Korean Eunji Ban is placed amongst flowers and tributes near the scene of her murder in Brisbane.© AAP Image/Dan Peled A framed photo of 22 year-old woman South Korean Eunji Ban is placed amongst flowers and tributes near the scene of her murder in Brisbane. Ms Ban had only arrived in Brisbane from Korea six weeks before she was attacked.

She was bashed before she was dragged up a flight of stairs and left for dead in Wickham park. She suffered significant facial injuries and died from asphyxiation.

Ms Ban’s parents and family members today travelled from Korea to hear the proceedings.

The court heard today just minutes after he allegedly carried out the killing, McEwan called a number of friends and confessed to what he had done, saying, “I killed someone ... I just saw her and did it ... I woke up feeling like killing someone”.

Two of McEwan's friends reported the phone calls to Crime Stoppers the following day.

A group of 38 witnesses including psychiatrists, McEwan's parents and his friends are likely to be called to give evidence during the trial.

It’s expected to run for three weeks.

Gold Coast stalker jailed for 'revolting' lewd act on victim's car .
Sleiyde Christopher Patrick Allen, 26, was sentenced to 12 months behind bars after pleading guilty to stalking the stranger. The court heard his victim looked Allen up on Facebook after receiving the strange call in which he confessed his actions.On his profile, she found footage of him performing the same lewd act on a different car.Police said he had a history of sending similar videos to strangers and the sentencing magistrate described his actions as "revolting".© Provided by Nine Digital Pty Ltd Sleiyde Christopher Patrick Allen, 26, was sentenced to 12 months behind bars after pleading guilty to stalking.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

This is interesting!