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14:55  11 september  2019
14:55  11 september  2019 Source:   9news.com.au

Canberra man pleads guilty to manslaughter over bashing that saw man found dead on doorstep

Canberra man pleads guilty to manslaughter over bashing that saw man found dead on doorstep A second man pleads guilty to the manslaughter of Bobby Allan, who died on a neighbour's doorstep after being beaten and robbed in the Canberra suburb of Rivett.

A third man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter over the bashing death of Canberra man Bobby Stuart Allan. Graeme Jarrett Vickerstaff, 47, was Court documents reveal Mr Allan, a drug dealer, was sprayed in the face with engine degreaser and then bashed with a baseball bat at his Goodenia

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A third man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter over the bashing death of Canberra man Bobby Stuart Allan.

Graeme Jarrett Vickerstaff, 47, was expected to face a murder trial next week, but today admitted responsibility to the lesser charge.

It comes just days after his co-accused Dean Welsh, 50, and Colin Booth, 35, also pleaded guilty to manslaughter.

Their victim, Mr Allan, 48, died on the doorstep of a neighbour's home in Rivett in December 2017.

Third Canberra man Graeme Vickerstaff pleads guilty to manslaughter over Bobby Allan bashing

Third Canberra man Graeme Vickerstaff pleads guilty to manslaughter over Bobby Allan bashing All three men charged over a bashing that killed Canberra man Bobby Allan, who died after collapsing at a neighbour's door seeking help for his injuries, plead guilty to manslaughter.

Just after 1.45am on Wednesday the men knocked on the door of a home at Park Holme, south of the CBD, and attempted to barge in when it was opened. Third man pleads guilty to doorstep baseball bat bashing death . Russell St bomber Craig Minogue to die behind bars.

During the trial's closing arguments on Wednesday, defence lawyer Sam Norton said Ms Chol's death in July 2018 was tragic but not a murder because the boy didn' t intend for his 19-year-old victim to die or suffer serious injury. Third man pleads guilty to doorstep baseball bat bashing death .

Third man pleads guilty to doorstep baseball bat bashing death © Supplied Graeme Jarrett Vickerstaff, 47, was expected to face a murder trial next week, but today admitted responsibility to the lesser charge.

Court documents reveal Welsh and Booth watched on as Vickerstaff, believing Mr Allan had slept with his partner, sprayed him in the face with engine degreaser and then beat him with a baseball bat.

The victim left a trail of blood as he stumbled up Goodenia Street looking for help, while the men stole drugs, a phone and a credit card from the house.

Booth and Welsh called a taxi and stopped at the McDonald's in Manuka, where CCTV footage shows red stains on Booth's clothing.

A neighbour found the victim at his door and performed CPR until paramedics arrived.

Third man pleads guilty to doorstep baseball bat bashing death © Supplied Court documents reveal Mr Allan, a drug dealer, was sprayed in the face with engine degreaser and then bashed with a baseball bat at his Goodenia Street home.

Forensic pathologists found Mr Allan died of cardiac arrest.

The killing sparked a months long investigation, resulting in the arrest of Welsh, Booth and Vickerstaff last year.

The trio had been committed to face a jury in the ACT Supreme Court this month, but now they've all pleaded guilty, the trial won't go ahead.

Vickerstaff, Welsh and Booth remain in custody to await sentencing in December.

WA man jailed over woman's bashing murder .
Kenrick Thomas Dodd will spend at least 18 years in prison for murdering Margaret Indich, who was found bashed at a home in Perth last year.Margaret Indich, 38, was found injured inside a Belmont home on January 3 last year and died in hospital from head injuries, the West Australian Supreme Court heard on Friday.

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