Aussie admits 'glassing' brother in Queenstown

An Australian engineer admitted a charge of injuring his brother with intent after ‘‘glassing’’ him in Queenstown earlier this month.

No conviction was entered against the 27-year-old, who will apply for a discharge without conviction for his actions on August 7.

He was granted interim name suppression on Monday, in part to protect the victim, but Judge Farnan warned the Queensland resident to ‘‘get your affairs in order and tell your family’’ and employers.

‘‘The expectation for you having final name suppression is not very high,’’ she said.

The man was remanded on bail and allowed to return to Australia while waiting for his discharge application to be heard on November 25.

Bail conditions included not to offer violence or consume alcohol.

The Otago Daily Times reported at the time the 27-year-old allegedly struck his 24-year-old brother in the face with a glass in the Queenstown Mall, causing ‘‘major lacerations’’ to his cheek.

He was initially charged with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, but that the charge was reduced on Monday 

 

 

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