Not guilty plea to cru­elty

Wanneroo Weekender - - News - Justin Bian­chini

A THIRD of four men charged in re­la­tion to the kan­ga­roo tor­ture and killing that shocked Joon­dalup de­tec­tives will con­test his charge.

Ben Jay­don Mal­puss’ lawyer Mark Gun­ning said in Joon­dalup Mag­is­trates Court on Mon­day his client was plead­ing not guilty to one count of an­i­mal cru­elty.

The mat­ter will go to a trial on July 1.

Also ad­journed to the same date were charges over an un­re­lated mat­ter, the fir­ing of a gel blaster gun from a car at three peo­ple in Craigie in Septem­ber. Mr Mal­puss in­tends to plead guilty.

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