A 50-year-old man was attacked at a KFC outlet located in north Brisbane and has been admitted to the hospital in critical condition.
According to News.com.au, a 32-year-old man attacked him and punched him in the head. The victim fell to the ground where his perpetrator continued to physically assault him. The incident took place at the Morayfield KFC outlet at around 7:30 p.m.
9News has reported that the younger man stomped on the head of the older victim that led to his cardiac arrest. However, police have not confirmed any such issues as of now. Paramedics were called to treat the victim on the spot for his heart problem and the medical experts performed CPR on the scene. He was then taken to Royal Brisbane Hospital with serious head injuries. The man is now battling for life in the hospital.
An ambulance spokesman said that extensive CPR was required to bring the man back to his senses. The News.com.au report also claimed that the man who was attacked had been abusing people at the outlet prior to being attacked. The attacker, Conrad Joseph Carter, has been charged with grievous bodily harm. He is scheduled to appear in Caboolture Magistrates Court on Thursday.
The assailant appeared before the court and has been remanded in custody for the life-threatening crime he committed. His lawyer requested the court for some more time to obtain evidence and proof in favor of his client. According to The Reporter, the court allowed the advocate to take some time for a full brief and to get a CCTV footage of the incident. Carter will be appearing in the court on August 4. The lawyer has not provided any media statements on the matter.
A random one punch attack is not a new incident in Australia. In May, a man, 24, has been sentenced to nine years of imprisonment after being proven guilty of killing an Irish man, Thomas Keany, in December 2013 outside a kebab shop as reported by the ABC.