One-punch attack guilty plea
A Madora Bay man has pleaded guilty to unlawfully killing 27-year-old Jason Goodwin in a “coward’s punch” attack at a Mandurah tavern last year.
Jake Raymond Mosley, 28, pleaded guilty to manslaughter last week when he appeared in Stirling Gardens Magistrate’s Court.
Mr Goodwin, a chef, was rushed to Royal Perth Hospital with serious head injuries, including a fractured skull and severe bleeding on the brain, after he was knocked out while playing pool at the Silver Sands Tavern in Mandurah on September 20. He died seven days later. Mosley was charged with causing grievous bodily harm, but the charge was upgraded to manslaughter after Mr Goodwin’s death.
Meadow Springs woman Heather Mary McCormack was charged with being an accessory after the fact to grievous bodily harm in relation to the assault.
She pleaded not guilty to the charge and is due to appear in the District Court on August 25.
Mosley was remanded in custody and is due to be sentenced in the Supreme Court on December 20.