Accused father basher in court
A MAN accused of bashing a father senseless in front of his young daughter is set to stand trial in Hervey Bay District Court.
Glen Michael Holz, 41, is alleged to have brutally bashed a 49-year-old man in Torquay on April 16.
The victim was airlifted to Brisbane Hospital that night and placed in an induced coma with injuries said to include multiple fractures and a broken jaw.
Holz appeared in Hervey Bay Magistrates Court yesterday for a committal mention of the charges of grievous bodily harm and assault occasioning bodily harm.
The grievous bodily harm charge relates to the alleged attack on the man who was later airlifted to Brisbane.
The other charge relates to a second alleged attack during the incident. This charge arises from allegations that Holz also assaulted the girl’s mother when she attempted to intervene.
Police prosecutor Senior Constable Jeanette Grigoris handed up 17 witness statements.
One was from a dog squad officer as Holz was allegedly tracked and found by the dog squad after fleeing the scene.
A number of exhibits including the medical records of the man and woman said to have been assaulted were also handed up.
The police record of interview with Holz was also tendered.
Holz’s solicitor, Justin Geldard, said his client consented to being committed to the District Court without the magistrate needing to examine the evidence presented by Snr Const Grigoris.
Magistrate Haydn Stjernqvist asked Holz yesterday if he wished to say anything before being committed to trial.
Holz replied “no”.
Pending further bail applications, Holz will remain in custody until his trial takes place.