Brisbane Coward Punch Killer Was Celebrating 21st On Night Of Attack

A lawyer for accused killer Daniel Lee Maxwell has revealed that he and Armstrong Renata were out celebrating his 21st birthday on the night that 18-year-old Cole Miller was felled in a one-punch attack in Brisbane. 
Both men appeared in Brisbane Magistrate’s Court yesterday, on the upgraded charge of unlawful striking causing death, with neither making an application for bail.
Maxwell Bosscher, a lawyer acting for Maxwell, told media about his client’s birthday celebrations, adding:

“He’s devastated by what’s occurred. He feels nothing but the greatest sympathy for the family of the victim. He’s only a young man himself. It was his birthday on the evening in question. He has no friends or family really here in Australia – they’re all in New Zealand.”
Renata’s lawyer Neil Lawler told reporters:

“He’s very stressed, very anxious, he’s never been in custody before and the watch house is pretty tough place. It’s a very pretty serious charge, it carries a life imprisonment with at least 80 per cent to be served. I think it’s safe to say it’s a tragedy for all involved.”
Maxwell and Renata allegedly approached Miller and a friend in the Chinatown Mall in the early hours of Sunday morning, and asked if they wanted to fight. Maxwell allegedly asked friends “do you want to see something funny?” before throwing the fatal punch.
Renata’s lawyer indicated that a bail application may be made for him at a later time.

Story: News Corp

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