Jurors could not agree on the man who said he was
Jurors could not agree on the man who said he was "off his head”.

Sippy Downs 'karate expert' attack: Jury can't reach verdict

JURORS have failed to reach a verdict for attempted murder accused Jason Angus Conlon, who allegedly attacked a much shorter man in a Sippy Downs driveway.

Mr Conlon, 42, pleaded not guilty to attempted murder, but guilty to causing grievous bodily harm.

At his Brisbane Supreme Court trial this month, the Crown said Mr Conlon drove from Cherbourg and attacked and stabbed his former partner's new boyfriend.

The court heard Mr Conlon was about 178cm tall and the other man 157cm.

Mr Conlon at one point gave evidence saying: "I don't care what size he is. For all I know he could've been a karate expert or something.”

Defence barrister Carl Martinovic told the trial his sleep-deprived client was assaulted in Rockhampton "maybe 48 hours” before visiting the Statesman Circuit house.

After two days of deliberations, the jury could not reach any verdict and was discharged.

Mr Conlon was remanded in custody.

Justice Ann Lyons said the case would be reviewed by October 6 at the latest.

-NewsRegional



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