Murderer’s fate is to be decided at August court sittings

THE man found who was this week found guilty of the stabbing murder of his pregnant girlfriend will have to wait until August to learn his fate.

Craig Andrew Holzberger last week pleaded guilty to destroying the life of girlfriend 24-year-old Hass' unborn baby and to the woman's manslaughter.

But after a six-day trial in Bundaberg Supreme Court, he was found guilty of the more serious charge of murder.

Thirty-nine-year-old Holzberger was set down for sentence yesterday morning but his defence barrister asked whether the matter could be adjourned until the next Supreme Court sittings in August so that she and the prosecution could research the relevant comparable cases for the charge of destroying the life of an unborn child.

Justice Duncan McMeekin agreed to the adjournment and set the matter down for the August sittings.

Holzberger has been in jail since the March 2011 incident.



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