Patel trial venue woes
THE upcoming Jayant Patel trial should be broadcast at the Wide Bay Institute of TAFE auditorium on the Bundaberg campus rather than at the Bundaberg Courthouse according to Member for Burnett Rob Messenger.
Mr Messenger said while the option for local viewing of the trial was “appreciated”, there would be a problem with people trying to access the site.
“There are concerns about the size of the Bundaberg Courthouse and its ability to comfortably accommodate the people who may attend the trial,” Mr Messenger said.
Patel, 59, will face three charges of manslaughter, two of grievous bodily harm and an alternative charge of neglect at a trial in the Brisbane Supreme Court in March.
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