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NRL rising star Manase Fainu stabbed church youth chief with one arm in a SLING, courtroom is informed

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NRL rising star Manase Fainu stabbed church youth chief with one arm in a SLING, courtroom is informed as Manly hooker denies involvement in frenzied automobile park brawl

  • Manase Fainu allegedly stabbed somebody whereas sporting a sling, a courtroom heard 
  • The Manly star is standing trial after a frenzied automobile park brawl in October 2019 
  • Fainu, 24, denies the cost of wounding an individual with intent to trigger GBH 

Manase Fainu had one arm in a sling when the rising NRL star allegedly stabbed a youth chief within the again together with his different hand throughout a brawl in a church carpark, a courtroom heard on Wednesday.

Fainu, 24, is on trial and faces one rely of wounding an individual with intent to trigger grievous bodily hurt. The Manly Sea Eagles hooker has pleaded not responsible to the cost.

On the opening day of his trial within the Parramatta District Court docket, Fainu denied stabbing Faamanu Levi within the again and above his proper eye after a Mormon church dance in southwestern Sydney in October 2019.

Manase Fainu allegedly stabbed a church youth chief whereas his arm was in a sling

Levi was taken to hospital with a punctured lung and inside bleeding. 

Fainu’s barrister Margaret Cunneen SC informed the courtroom on Tuesday that her shopper had been the sufferer of mistaken identification and the Manly star had no challenge with anybody on the dance.

The prosecution claimed that the brawl erupted within the carpark of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at Wattle Grove following an earlier argument contained in the constructing.

Fainu is alleged to have arrived on the dance with mates, together with a Uona ‘Massive Buck’ Faingaa, sporting a black hat, black high, black tracksuit pants with a white stripe whereas his left arm was in a sling following shoulder surgical procedure.

The 24-year-old has pleaded not guilty to wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm

The 24-year-old has pleaded not responsible to wounding with intent to trigger grievous bodily hurt

An argument is claimed to have damaged out on the dance ground involving Fainu, Faingaa and two others. 

Makes an attempt had been made to calm the group down and Faingaa is alleged to have mentioned:’All proper, we’ll take it some other place then.’

Fainu and Faingaa left the premises and the courtroom heard that CCTV confirmed Fainu leaping a fence again into church grounds with a number of different males. 

The prosecution mentioned the sufferer and a handful of mates had been standing by his automobile after they had been approached by the group, with one among them saying: ‘let’s go, let’s go’.

The Crown additionally declare that one man, Tony Quach, noticed Fainu strategy the group from behind with a steak knife. 

Court heard Fainu and a group of men ellegedly entered a church car park in a frenzied attack

Court docket heard Fainu and a gaggle of males ellegedly entered a church automobile park in a frenzied assault

‘Tony will let you know, I anticipate, he noticed the accused holding a knife, described as a steak knife, in his proper hand together with his arm bent at a 90-degree angle,’ Ms Curran for the proescution mentioned.

‘Tony additionally noticed that the accused’s left arm was in a sling.

‘Tony will let you know he then noticed the accused step ahead and swing his hand which was holding the knife into Levi’s again, hanging him simply beneath the shoulder blade.’

It was alleged that Fainu additionally lower Levi above the proper eye. Levi was handled on the scene earlier than being taken to hospital with inside bleeding. 

Fainu strongly denies the prosecution’s case, and his defence lawyer mentioned: ‘There’s a fairly totally different model of occasions which might be put earlier than you in a while on this trial.’ 

The trial continues.  


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