Man allegedly punched mate's wife

A MAN who allegedly punched his mate's wife and threw a dolphin ornament through their glass window faced Bundaberg District Court yesterday.

Greig Andrew Zunker, 42, of Bundaberg, pleaded not guilty to causing grievous bodily harm and guilty to wilful damage at the beginning of his trial into events that occurred New Year's Day last year.

Crown prosecutor Sarah Klemm said Angela Maree Rohdmann and her husband, Craig, were in bed following celebrations when Zunker appeared at their home yelling abuse and wrecking outdoor ornaments. The defendant then drove his own vehicle home.

“Mr Rohdmann decided to go to Mr Zunker's house and get up him ,” Ms Klemm said.

The court heard a verbal and physical fight occurred between the two men, who had been friends for about 30 years.

Mrs Rohdmann, the first witness in the trial, said she “allowed the car to go forward” into Zunker's lattice work - damaging it - before going back home with her husband.

Zunker followed the pair back to their house, where he threw a dolphin statue belonging to the Rohdmanns through their window.

A physical scuffle then allegedly broke out between Mrs Rohdmann and the defendant, leading to her arm being broken.

Defence counsel Tim Ryan suggested the married couple's memories of the events surrounding that fight were unclear.

The trial continues today.



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