Ear-choppers' sentence delayed
TWO bikies awaiting sentencing for kidnapping a man and severing his ears in a drug deal gone bad have appeared in a Gold Coast court.
But Aaron Drew Scheers, 25, and Benjamin James Dehnen, 32, will have to wait until at least the end of the month for their fate to be decided after their case was adjourned for the second time.
The Lone Wolves bikies pleaded guilty on April 6 to charges of kidnapping, assault and intent to maim over the November 2007 incident in which Currumbin man David Holmes had his ears severed.
The guilty pleas averted a lengthy trial which was meant to start that day.
Scheers and Dehnen were due to be sentenced last Tuesday, but were granted an adjournment to allow time for a psychiatric report to be written up on Scheers.
At the Southport District Court yesterday, Scheers' barrister Sarah Thompson blamed the Easter holiday and said it was still not ready.
“(But the doctor) could provide his report by the end of the month,” she told the court.
Judge Clive Wall, QC, adjourned the sentencing of both men to April 30 in the same court.