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Sol­dier fined over cache of weapons in bed­room

- Crime · Incidents · Iraq · Papua New Guinea · Saudi Arabia · Kangaroo Point

A SOL­DIER who served in Iraq and PNG has faced a dou­ble pun­ish­ment af­ter be­ing found with a stash of weapons at his Kan­ga­roo Point nt home.

Jack Kur­tis Shee- han (pic­tured), 24, pleaded guilty to two ex­plo­sives and d weapons charges in n the Bris­bane Ar­rests s Court yes­ter­day.

The court heard d Dut­ton Park po­lice e found a smoke grenade, mil­i­tary ma­chine­gun rounds and two elec­tric stun guns af­ter search­ing Shee­han’s unit this year.

Shee­han’s bar­ris­ter, Peter Trout, said his client had served in the army for six years and as a re­sult of two over­seas tours had now been di­ag­nosed with post-trau­matic stress diso or­der.

Mag­is­trate P.J. Byrne sa said he took into acc count Shee­han’s early g guilty pleas and said the in in­ci­dent, while re­gretta ta­ble, had re­sulted in Shee­han seek­ing proper med­i­cal treat­ment for his co con­di­tion.

He also took into ac­count that Shee­han had been sep­a­rately pun­ished by the Army. He fined Shee­han $400 and or­dered no con­vic­tion be recorded.

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