BAT USED

Intruder smashes his way into a Sydney house, fights with resident, loses. Outcome:

The resident has been charged with assault occasioning grievous bodily harm and will face Blacktown Local Court today.

UPDATE. Batter up in court:

A man claims an intruder he’s accused of bashing with a baseball bat yelled, “I’m going to kill you” as he broke down the door to his Sydney home.

Darryl Stoneham, 37, from Doonside, in Sydney’s west, faced Blacktown Local Court today charged with malicious assault inflicting grievous bodily harm.

The charge related to an alleged attack on David Kuusik, 38, who, according to police facts, broke into Stoneham’s home last night.

Outside the court:

Stoneham’s sister Kerry Davidson said the charges against her brother were “very unfair”.

“He (Mr Kuusik) smashed into his home, he did a home invasion, my brother protected himself, they should fix the laws up for innocent people who don’t deserve to be treated like this,” she told reporters.

As predicted by Nick in comments:

The two men are believed to have been known to each other before the incident.

Posted by Tim B. on 04/26/2006 at 02:13 AM
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