Attempted murder trial set for Sippy Downs stabbing
A TRIAL will go ahead nearly four years after a man was arrested for attempted murder.
Jason Angus Conlon was charged in 2013 with attempted murder but on Friday offered to plead guilty to injuring with intent to do grievous bodily harm.
He allegedly stabbed a 38-year-old a man several times on November 13 that year at a Statesman Circuit home in Sippy Downs.
When he was charged, Maroochydore Magistrates Court was told the person allegedly injured was Conlon's former partner's new lover.
At an arraignment in Brisbane Supreme Court on Friday, Conlon pleaded not guilty to attempted murder.
He pleaded guilty to the grievous bodily harm charge, but the Crown did not accept that plea.
Justice David Boddice ordered a trial to go ahead on September 18.
The court heard the Crown was likely to call up to 15 witnesses so the trial could easily take a week.