Man charged: al­leged use of ma­chetes

Wangaratta Chronicle - - News -

A MAN who al­legedly pro­duced two ma­chetes dur­ing a fa­tal White Street brawl will con­test the charge of in­ten­tion­ally caus­ing se­ri­ous in­jury.

Paul Kerr, 47, ap­peared at Wan­garatta Mag­is­trates’ Court on Mon­day, where he faced a num­ber of charges, in­clud­ing reck­lessly and in­ten­tion­ally caus­ing se­ri­ous in­jury, and a sep­a­rate charge for han­dling, re­ceiv­ing and re­tain­ing stolen goods.

Po­lice al­leged Kerr wielded two ma­chetes, which he used to as­sault cousins Ja­cob Al­lan, 23, and Christo­pher Meaney, 28, in the brawl.

Wan­garatta man, Rus­sell Berry, 41, trag­i­cally died as a re­sult of in­juries he sus­tained in the af­fray - and Al­lan is charged with his mur­der.

Kerr is due to reap­pear in court next month for con­test men­tion.

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