The Canberra Times has an unusually exciting court room tale.
Gordon McKillop-Lee Ralph was in some trouble with a history of assaults and intentional wounding in NSW and the ACT. That he was found guilty of breaking into Paul Vincent Hauser’s home on 4 February and trying to brain Hausers with a tire iron was not in any way making things better (although Hauser’s effort of self defence in squirting bleach in Ralph’s face can’t have helped calm matters).
But when Magistrate Beth Campbell gave him an 18 month prison term (9 of those suspended) his ‘friends’ are reported to have made an unusual effort to get square with his accusers inside the court.
- His partner let fly with a four-letter tirade as Ms Campbell read out her sentence for Ralph yesterday, and attacked Mr Hauser in the public gallery…
Another man among Ralph’s supporters lunged at Mr Hauser as he left the court and shoved him against a door before he, too, was restrained.
Bad luck to whoever has to be around him in prison.