Man’s call on ax­ing ver­dict

Townsville Bulletin - - NATION -

A MEL­BOURNE man ac­cused of try­ing to mur­der his wife with an axe to the skull in a beauty par­lour is ex­pected to plead guilty to the crime.

The man briefly faced the Mel­bourne Mag­is­trates Court via video link yes­ter­day, with his le­gal team telling the court he had made an of­fer to plead guilty. He al­legedly struck his wife 24 times with the axe. The man, who can’t be named, is charged with at­tempted mur­der, in­ten­tion­ally and reck­lessly caus­ing se­ri­ous in­jury in cir­cum­stances of “gross vi­o­lence” and other as­sault of­fences.

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