Last July we reported on a stabbing in Theo’s at Ainslie Shops by a man known to locals as “The Preacher”.
Now the ABC reports that former RAAF employee Isa Islam has offered the novel defence of saying he was just having a bit of a stab and didn’t mean to kill anyone:
Islam told the court he believed the man knew who had been breaking into his Ainslie Village room and vandalising his belongings.
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He said after his neighbour refused to talk to him he just snapped and started stabbing him.
But he said he certainly did not mean to kill him, saying if he had wanted to he could have cut his throat.
We’ll have to see how he goes with that when the verdict comes down next year.