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Man accused of strangling partner twice locked up

NO BAIL: A Beerwah man is being held in custody accused of strangling his partner twice.
NO BAIL: A Beerwah man is being held in custody accused of strangling his partner twice.

A YOUNG man charged with twice strangling his partner, the mother of his child, will be kept in custody until his trial.

The Beerwah man, who has not been named to protect the identity of his victim, today had his bail application rejected.

Magistrate Haydn Stjernqvist said the accusations against the man were "very serious versions of these strangulation offences".

"When you're talking to police at some stage you make admissions that you then retract," Mr Stjernqvist said.

"You made admissions to the strangulation offence ... you said you placed your hands around the victims throat and squeezed ... so the victim would pass out.

"You then recant those."

Mr Stjernqvist said he believed there was an unacceptable risk of the man re-offending or interfering with witnesses if released.

He said it was unlikely the man would spend more time in prison waiting for his trial than the amount of time he might be given if sentenced.

The man's matters are due to return to Maroochydore Magistrates Court on May 26.

Topics:  beerwah crime domstic violence maroochydore magistrates court strangulation


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