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Teen dies after Brisbane one-punch attack

Brisbane, AAP – Two men remanded in custody over the alleged one-punch death of Brisbane teenager Cole Miller on the weekend will front court on upgraded charges.

Cole Miller, who died after a one-punch assault in Brisbane's Fortitude Valley on Sunday morning (January 3, 2016). Photo Facebook

Cole Miller, who died after a one-punch assault in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley on Sunday morning (January 3, 2016). Photo Facebook

Armstrong Renata and Daniel Jermaine Lee Maxwell, both 21, will face Brisbane Magistrates Court on Tuesday on charges of unlawful striking causing death.

The new charges come after 18-year-old Cole Miller’s life support was turned off in the Royal Brisbane Hospital on Monday.

The promising water polo player was allegedly struck in a random, unprovoked attack in Fortitude Valley’s Chinatown Mall early on Sunday morning.

It’s alleged the blow caused massive, and ultimately fatal, brain trauma.

The teen was on track to follow in the footsteps of his Olympian brother Billy before his death, and was praised by his father Steven as a “beautiful, brave young man”.

On Monday, Magistrate Terry Gardiner refused Maxwell bail, citing an unacceptable risk he would flee or reoffend, while Renata didn’t apply for bail.


One response to “Teen dies after Brisbane one-punch attack”

  1. Neil Maxwell says:

    Maybe this heartless and gutless attack should be punished in the ultimate way by the death penalty, after all do we really need these people back in our law-abiding society in a few years time?
    Many violent criminals leave prison in a worse condition than at the time of admission. True remorse is rare.

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