American facing attempted murder charge
By Andrew Korner
AN AMERICAN woman has been implicated in the gruesome weekend stabbing of a man at Collingwood Park.
Lois Ann Perryman, 40, faced Ipswich Magistrates Court yesterday charged with the attempted murder of Paul Hicks, who received a near fatal stab wound to the throat with a 25cm knife on Sunday.
Mr Hicks was rushed to Ipswich Hospital and then the Princess Alexandra Hospital in a critical condition, but by Tuesday had recovered enough to assist with police inquiries. Perryman was taken into custody on Wednesday.
She had only recently arrived in Australia to meet 44-year-old Bellbird Park man Liam Gaynor - a second person charged with attempted murder.
Perryman made a brief appearance in court yesterday, charged with grievous bodily harm and entering a dwelling with intent, in addition to attempted murder.
She was remanded in custody until October 7.
Defence lawyer Matthew Fairclough said an application for bail could be made next week.
Prosecutor Constable Jo Colston said police were still trying to track down Perryman's criminal history, which could have a bearing on her bail application.
Gaynor faced the same charges as Perryman at Ipswich Magistrates Court Monday and was remanded in custody until a committal mention on November 12.