Broke Patel applies for legal aid

KILLER surgeon Jayant Patel has applied to Legal Aid Queensland to fund his appeal on manslaughter charges, because he can't afford to continue paying his legal team.

Patel, 60, was convicted in the Queensland Supreme Court earlier this year over the manslaughter of three patients and the grievous bodily harm of a fourth man whose healthy bowel he removed.

The charges relate to his time at Bundaberg Base Hospital between 2003 and 2005.

The US-trained doctor was jailed for seven years but launched an appeal of his convictions and his jail term.

Last month the appeal hearing - listed for November - was postponed due to Patel's financial trouble.

Read more at brisbanetimes.com.au



How a Hervey Bay teenager became a Crossfit world champion

premium_icon How a Hervey Bay teenager became a Crossfit world champion

She knows there's no shortcuts to becoming a champion.

Prisoner punished with more charges and isolation

premium_icon Prisoner punished with more charges and isolation

The 24-year-old pleaded guilty in Maryborough Magistrates Court.

'Dental dark age': Experts slam fluoride removal on Coast

premium_icon 'Dental dark age': Experts slam fluoride removal on Coast

Councils across Queensland were given the choice to stop in 2012

Local Partners