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Australia Moreton Bay island father dies after alleged bashing, murder charge expected

02:06  18 may  2020
02:06  18 may  2020 Source:   brisbanetimes.com.au

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A 55-year-old man will have an assault charge upgraded to murder on Monday following the death of father Scott Pilton, from Lamb Island in the southern Moreton Bay . Mr Pilton, 48, died at the Princess Alexandra Hospital early Sunday morning after a serious assault on Lamb Island on May 15.

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Mr Pilton, 48, died at the Princess Alexandra Hospital early Sunday morning after a serious assault on Lamb Island on May 15.

He was put on life support in intensive care following the alleged bashing.

A 55-year-old Macleay Island man charged with grievous bodily harm and obstructing police appeared at Brisbane Magistrates Court on Friday.

Detectives will upgrade the charge to murder when his case is heard again on Monday.

Mr Pilton, known as "Slim", has been remembered as a "great guy" who would "give you the shirt off his back".

"He leaves behind a wife and three kids, and of course everyone else who loved him," his sister wrote on Facebook.

The Lamb Island Recreation Club hopes to hold a pool competition to raise funds for his children.

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