Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Murder Case Scheduled for Retrial

Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Murder Case Scheduled for Retrial

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Byline: Rae Wilson APN Newsdesk

THE violent death of a family man at Coominya will go before a jury again, after the man convicted of murder was granted a retrial.

Jamie Rex Teichmann, 38, at sentence, was given mandatory life imprisonment for the "brutal attack" on Michael Desmond Manson, 48, late on December 8, 2010, or the early hours of the next day.

The court had heard how Mr Teichmann told two people similar versions of how he beat the "crap" out of Mr Manson and "stomped all over him" before enlisting friends to help dump the body.

Justice Peter Applegarth described how the men shoved Mr Manson on top of a ladder and other trade equipment in his own ute, leaving his feet hanging out of the hard cover, before abandoning it on a bush track near Atkinsons Dam where a horse rider found it two days later.

Mr Teichmann, in the Queensland Court of Appeal, had argued the verdict was unreasonable because the critical evidence against him, from two other men, was unreliable. …

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