QLD BUS DRIVER DEATH CASE DISMISSED


A QUEENSLAND COURT has dropped the case against a man accused of burning to death bus driver Manmeet Alisher, it’s reported today.

QLD BUS DRIVER DEATH CASE DISMISSED
The case against a man accused of allegedly killing a Brisbane bus driver has been officially dropped, it's reported.

According to www.NineNews.com.au recently, "The case against a man who inflicted a fiery death on Brisbane bus driver Manmeet Alisher before being declared of unsound mind has been officially dropped."

"Anthony Mark Edward O'Donohue lit a backpack containing a bottle of fuel and threw it at Mr Alisher while he was collecting passengers in Moorooka, in Brisbane's south, in October 2016," it's stated.

"Mr O'Donohue was charged with murder, 14 counts of attempted murder, and one count of arson before Queensland's Mental Health Court last month declared he was of unsound mind - therefore not criminally responsible for his actions.

"His matter was dismissed by a Brisbane magistrate on Thursday [4/10/2018] as a formality.

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MENTAL HEALTH

"Mr O'Donohue will be held in a mental health facility for at least a decade despite Mr Alisher's family saying he should never walk free," the report stated.

"Mr Donohue believed there was a grand conspiracy against him and that people were out to get him at the time of the attack, the Mental Health Court heard on August 10.

"The court was also told that when Mr Alisher smiled at O'Donohue as he boarded the bus he took that as a sign the driver was part of the conspiracy.

"The death prompted a huge outpouring of grief and sparked a push for greater safety measures to protect bus drivers.

"A report into Mr O'Donohue's treatment under Queensland's mental health services found the incident could have been avoided because he admitted fearing he would kill someone years before doing so," it’s reported.

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