The wife of an Australian man found dead in Bali has criticized his alleged killer, describing how she found him lying in a pool of blood.
Troy Scott Johnston, 40, was on vacation in Indonesia with his wife, Oman, and their young son when he went out drinking Wednesday night.
However, his wife became concerned after not hearing from him for several hours.
Along with his brother, he found him lying in a pool of his own blood at Cafe Uncle Benz in south Kuta, Indonesia, around 4 a.m. Thursday.
He was rushed to Bimc Hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival.
The cafe’s owner, Gede Wijaya, 20, was charged with murder by Indonesian police.
Mr Johnston is believed to have died after being hit on the head with a stool.
His wife and co-workers have paid tribute to the airport controller.
Mr. Johnston’s wife beat up the café owner accused of her husband’s murder
Mr Johnston is believed to have died after being struck over the head with a stool in the cafe.
Wijaya claimed that Mr. Johnston was drunk and “lost control” before trying to calm him down.
“He was drunk and he lost control… I tried to calm him down,” Wijaya said.
“I am very sorry and I have no intention of doing that because I know him very well, so I have no intention of doing that.”
However, police allege that Wijaya was also drinking before a fight broke out and Mr Johnston’s wife hit the cafe owner.
“I found him already on the ground with a lot of blood,” he told 7News.
‘My husband did not know him (Mr. Wijaya)’.
She called Wijaya a “fucking liar” while also posting an emotional message to her husband on social media and begging him to “wake up for us.”
‘You said you know my husband (today). You only meet my husband that (night)’, he wrote.
‘I just want to tell you…he owns the bar where my husband goes to drink. My brother and I were the ones who called the ambulance and the police.
Troy Scott Johnston, 40, was found by his wife at the Uncle Benz cafe in south Kuta, Indonesia, and died in hospital.
Johnston was on vacation with his wife Ni Nyoman Purnianti and their son. She told police that her husband went out drinking one night around 7:30 p.m.
She told police that her husband went out drinking one night around 7:30 p.m.
“At 10:30 p.m. Purnianti contacted Scott and he responded that he was still drinking,” police said.
She then took her brother to pick up her husband when he wasn’t home at 3:45 am.
“Purnianti and his brother were shocked after they found Johnston lying in a pool of blood on the terrace of Uncle Benz Cafe,” police said.
Mr. Johnston worked for Rio Tinto at their Perth airport hub as an airport controller.
His co-workers were informed of his death on Friday, according to West.
“We are devastated by the news that one of the most loved and valued members of our team has tragically passed away abroad,” a Rio Tinto spokesman said.
“Our thoughts and condolences go out to Troy’s family and friends, and we offer all the support we can during this very difficult time.
Wijaya claimed that Mr Johnston was drunk and “lost control”, before trying to calm him down.
His wife went to look for her husband after he couldn’t come home after 3 a.m.
“Troy’s colleagues are deeply saddened and we are providing them with access to a variety of support services.”
“Rest in peace, crazy funny man, not forgotten,” said Phil Byrne.
Mark Dryhurst said: ‘RIP mate had a time to drink in the halcyon days of Pattaya’.
Wijaya told police that Johnston was drunk and had been “throwing bottles in the street.”
“Wijaya was attacked and beaten, they both struggled on the ground, Scott got up quickly, grabbed a chair and threw it at Wijaya,” police alleged.
The cafe owner allegedly grabbed the chair from Johnston’s hand and hit his head, causing him to fall with serious head injuries.
Wijaya faces 15 years in jail in Indonesia if convicted of murder.