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Russell Walker can be detained for up to six years over ‘unprovoked’ stabbing, judge rules | The Canberra Times



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A schizophrenic man who stabbed a dinner guest within hours of being discharged from a mental health unit can be detained for up to six years from the date of the attack, a judge has ruled. Russell Te-Rangi Walker, 30, was found not guilty last month of attempted murder over an incident in which he plunged a large knife deep into his victim’s chest, narrowly missing the heart. Justice David Mossop said in reaching that verdict that he was not satisfied Walker had tried to kill the victim, who had been visiting the Bonython home of Walker’s “intermittent” partner for a meal in June 2019. The judge also found Walker not guilty of an alternative charge of intentionally inflicting grievous bodily harm, this time by reason of…

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