Fresh details emerge in grisly leg amputation ‘arrangement’

Feb 22, 2022

Fresh developments have emerged about the 36-year-old man who allegedly used a circular saw to cut another man’s leg off in what police believe was an “arrangement” between the pair.

Police allege two men drove together to Fitzgerald Park at Innisfail at approximately 4 am on February 19. Shortly after arriving at the park a 36-year-old man allegedly used a circular saw to cut the 66-year-old man’s leg off below the knee. A 36-year-old then allegedly assisted the injured man back to the car before leaving the area on foot.

A member of the public discovered the injured man and called emergency services. However, the 66-year-old man died a short time later.

The accused 36-year-old appeared in Innisfail Magistrates Court on Monday, February 21 after being located by police at approximately midday on February 20 at an Innisfail residence. He has been charged with one count of murder.

Police have now provided further details on the arrangement between the accused and the 66-year-old man, alleging the 66-year-old paid the accused $5000 of the amputation of the leg, as reported by the Townsville Bulletin

Detective Acting Inspector Gary Hunter had recently told Seven News that investigators believe the incident was an “arrangement” between friends.

“Police will allege these two people were known to each other, the nature of that relationship is forming part of our investigations,” he said.

“Police also believe there was an arrangement between the two people for the amputation of the leg.

“During my 34 years as a police officer I’ve never experienced a situation as we are presented with here today.”

The matter was adjourned to June 6 for mention, the accused was remanded in custody.

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