Yeronga balcony demise: Particulars emerge after aged man dies
- Man, 74, died after allegedly being thrown from balcony
- Man, 49, has been charged with homicide
An aged man was having fun with a quiet Sunday afternoon at residence together with his spouse earlier than he was allegedly thrown head-first over his balcony by a stranger, leaving him with deadly head accidents.
Michael Thomas Chesworth, 74, dropped three-and-a-half-metres down from the primary flooring onto a concrete footpath on the backside of his house complicated on College Street, Yeronga, in Brisbane‘s south.
He suffered critical head accidents within the fall and was transported to the Princess Alexandra Hospital the place he underwent surgical procedure however later died.
Raymond John Binge, 49, who was unknown to Mr Chesworth, was arrested on the unit complicated and charged with homicide.
One neighbour, who requested to stay nameless, claimed Mr Chesworth had simply been recognized with most cancers earlier than his demise.
Michael Thomas Chesworth, 74 (pictured), dropped three-and-a-half-metres down from the primary flooring onto a concrete footpath on the backside of his house complicated on College Street, Yeronga, in Brisbane ‘s south
‘It was an outdated bloke who had six months to dwell with most cancers, I did not know him very effectively,’ he mentioned.
Queensland Police Detective Superintendent Andrew Massingham mentioned it was a ‘callous and unprovoked assault’.
‘It was a heartless act on an aged man having fun with a Sunday afternoon together with his spouse. It is horrendously tragic and confronting,’ he instructed reporters on Monday.
Emergency providers had arrived on the 52-unit complicated at about 1.40pm on Sunday to search out the aged man in a vital situation on the cement path.
Police started knocking on the doorways of these within the house block, the place they then established Binge had been going door-to-door ‘aggressively looking for sure objects’.
Mr Massingham mentioned what these objects had been will make up a part of the investigation.
The 74-year-old dropped three-and-a-half-metres down from the primary flooring onto a concrete footpath on the backside of his house complicated on College Street, Yeronga, in Brisbane ‘s south
It is understood Binge then turned up on the sufferer’s door and a disagreement kicked off between the pair.
‘We allege the 49-year-old bodily picked up the 74-year-old and threw him head-first over the railing,’ Mr Massingham mentioned.
The accused didn’t dwell within the constructing and was not identified to the aged man. He was an affiliate of somebody who resides within the complicated.
Mr Massingham mentioned the sufferer’s spouse was ‘devastated’.
‘She is with us for the time being at one other location,’ he mentioned.
‘We’re offering assist to her and we’re additionally offering assist to these individuals inside the unit block that witnessed this tragic occasion.’
Mr Massingham mentioned alcohol was an element, and police are urging anybody who lives within the unit block to come back ahead if they’re but to talk to detectives.
Binge was because of face Brisbane Magistrates Courtroom on Monday.