People laying wreaths for Kelvin Kane in the carpark Kingscliff.
People laying wreaths for Kelvin Kane in the carpark Kingscliff. John Gass

Kelvin Kane remembered one year after that fatal blow

THE memory of Cudgera Creek cattle farmer Kelvin Kane was remembered yesterday, exactly one year after he received a fatal blow to the head.

Mourners placed bouquets of flowers out the front of the Kingscliff Hotel where he was allegedly knocked unconscious by former NRL star Craig Field. He later died in Tweed Hospital.

"In loving memory of Kelvin Kane who left us way too soon, forever in our hearts," a note which was left at the scene read.

"Remember one punch kills," another read.

Field, a former Rabbitohs captain, is now charged with murder.

He was released from prison on bail on December 18 last year.

The case has yet to even reach the committal stage.

People laying wreaths for Kelvin Kane in the carpark Kingscliff.
People laying wreaths for Kelvin Kane in the carpark Kingscliff. John Gass

On July 2, Field and co-accused Shaun Fathers were excused from appearing at Lismore Local Court to answer charges of murder and causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

More than 20 witnesses could be called in the committal hearing for the alleged king-hit murder.

Police are expected to allege the three men were fighting hotel's carpark as the pub was closing.

During the brawl Mr Kane fell and hit his head, causing a brain haemorrhage.

When paramedics arrived he was unconscious and members of the public were trying to revive Mr Kane.



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