Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

New Info on Bridge Plunge; but Man in Coma Still Holds Key to Case

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

New Info on Bridge Plunge; but Man in Coma Still Holds Key to Case

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Byline: Luke J. Mortimer Luke.Mortimer@gladstoneobserver.com.au

A NUMBER of people have come forward to police with new information over an incident that left a man with severe burns and spinal injuries at the bottom of a Goondoon St bridge.

Speaking to the The Observer, Maioha Tokotaua said his husband, Jotham Wilson-Tokotaua, had burns to about 40% of his body and face, a severely injured spine, a broken neck, two punctured lungs and four broken ribs after the incident.

Mr Tokotaua claims his husband is the victim of a "gay hate crime".

But despite the new information which could not be released, Gladstone investigators still believe that only Mr Wilson-Tokotaua, who remains in an induced coma in a Brisbane hospital, holds the breakthrough information to the case.

It is believed it will be at least a week before Mr Wilson-Tokotaua is brought out of a coma.

Depending on whether Mr Wilson-Tokotaua need skin grafts for his burns, it is believed he may be unconscious for longer. …

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