Man who has poured MUM in gasoline and chased her with flash, is NOT found guilty of attempted murder
Man who doused his MUM in gasoline before he chased her with a blaze, is NOT found guilty of attempted murder
- Zachary Holmes, 24, poured gas into his mother Julie during a fight
- He held a propane torch and chased his mother out of the house and into the street
- Mrs. Holmes thought she was dying and hiding behind a fence in her neighbor’s yard
- Her son was not found guilty on Wednesday of the attempted murder in court
- Holmes was found guilty of a lesser charge and sentenced to six years in prison
- The 24-year-old is eligible for conditional release on May 21, 2021
A man from Queensland who topped his own mother with gasoline before he chased her with a flash fire was not found guilty of attempted murder.
Zachary Holmes, 24, poured gas from a jerry can on his mother Julie Holmes during a fight in the kitchen of their Mackay house on September 4, 2018.
Holmes chased his mother out of the house and into the street with a propane torch before hiding behind a fence in their neighbor’s garden.
Holmes had to testify against her own son during his trial and claimed that he threatened to kill her because he was trying to enter the family home.
Holmes was not found guilty of attempting to murder his mother on Wednesday at Mackay Supreme Court, but was found guilty of the lesser accusation of committing a malicious act with the intention of mutilating or mutilating.
He was sentenced to six years in prison and will be eligible for conditional release next year.
A heartbroken Mrs. Holmes shed tears outside the field.
‘Be kind to your mother, never hurt your mother. She born you. Never do it! “she told me Daily mercury.
Zachary Holmes, 24, poured gas from a jerry can on his mother Julie Holmes during a fiery argument in the kitchen of their Mackay house in Queensland on September 4, 2018
Since Holmes was arrested in 2018, his mother and sisters have visited him regularly and even supported him during the trial.
Recalling the horrific incident, Holmes said she genuinely thought her son would kill her.
“When it happened to me, I thought I was going to die, I thought I was a goner,” she said.
“I’ve never been so scared in my life. Eventually I know he did something wrong, but he is my son, I gave birth to him. ”
CCTV footage shown in court showed Mrs. Holmes leaving the house with wet hair from the fuel before her son chased her into the driveway with a flash fire.
There was a burden of proof as to whether Holmes actually intended to murder his mother during the trial.
Outside the court, Holmes is comforted by her daughter Stacey after her son has been found guilty of a malicious act with the intention of maiming or maiming and sentenced to six years in prison
Prosecutor Sandra Cupina said that Holmes threatened to kill his mother when she returned home the night before after their fight.
“Before fuel was poured on her … minutes earlier, Mr. Holmes said to his mother,” When you come in, I’m going to kill you, “she said, ABC.
But defender Lawyer James Benjamin said there was no evidence that Holmes wanted to kill, maim or maim his mother.
Holmes pleaded not guilty of attempted murder and attempted mutilation, but pleaded guilty to an indictment for dousing his mother’s gas.
Holmes initially denied that he had poured gasoline over his mother, but admitted this during his trial. He is eligible for conditional release in May 2021
He did not testify during his trial, but a video from a police interview shortly after the incident was played.
“I try to understand this in my head – why should I go after Mommy with a matt gas [blowtorch] if I just put her under fuel? ”
He also initially denied that he was pouring gas over his mother and said he had started the jerry can at her such as an ‘NRL kick’ and that she accidentally splashed with fuel.
Holmes was sentenced to six years behind the bar, but he is eligible for conditional release on May 21, 2021.
Holmes and her daughters have regularly visited her troubled son since her arrest