The factor worker from Queensland loses an EYE after being glazed by a colleague at his Christmas party
The man loses an EYE after being buried by a colleague after a very boozy Christmas party
- Brent James McDonald, 39, pleaded guilty to serious physical injury on Monday
- He threw a colleague who continued to believe that he was stealing
- The man lost an eye and was unable to work after the 2018 attack
A factory worker lost his eye after being glazed by a colleague after a night of drinking in the early hours of Christmas Day.
Brent James McDonald, 39, pleaded guilty of serious physical injury on Monday to the Southport District Court, on the Gold Coast of Queensland, about the 2018 incident.
The victim had to have his eyeball removed after the window.
Brent James McDonald, 39, pleaded guilty of serious bodily injury at Southport District Court, on the Gold Coast of Queensland on Monday about the 2018 incident (stock)
According to McDonald and two others he came home after a night of drinking Sunshine Coast Daily.
He went to the bathroom at 2 am to find his victim asleep on the couch and asked him to leave because he thought he was stealing money.
Prosecutor Matt Hynes said that McDonald slapped the other man in the back of his mind before a scuffle took place.
He then hit the man with a glass bottle that he held in his hand.
“It shattered the impact and left considerable damage,” said Mr. Hynes.
“The complainant has now removed the eyeball.”
Prosecutor Matt Hynes said that McDonald slapped the other man in the back of his mind before a scuffle took place – causing the man to lose his eye (stock)
McDonald was tested for breath the same day at 8.30 a.m. and returned a result of four times the legal limit of 0.05.
He was sentenced to three and a half years in prison and is eligible for conditional release within one year.
The defender of McDonald’s said the suspect had turned into alcohol after his 14-year marriage was broken off.
Judge Katherine McGinness said the victim can no longer work because his eye has been removed.
“You mistakenly believed the complainant was trying to steal from a colleague while fainting,” she said.