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Man grabbed ornamental sword to scare brother, court heard

Matthew Norris Waterton leaves the Hervey Bay watchhouse after being granted bail. He's accused of stabbing his brother with an ornamental sword on New Years Day.
Matthew Norris Waterton leaves the Hervey Bay watchhouse after being granted bail. He's accused of stabbing his brother with an ornamental sword on New Years Day.

A HERVEY Bay man was drinking and squabbling on New Year's Day before he allegedly stabbed his brother with an ornamental sword, Hervey Bay Magistrates Court heard yesterday.

With his partner and baby girl present to support him, Matthew Norris Waterton, 34, appeared in court facing charges that he unlawfully wounded his brother, Dudley Matthew Waterton.

Defence counsel Sarah Laikind made an application for bail and said alcohol was to blame for the way the alleged incident unfolded.

She said Waterton had been celebrating at his home with his brother and their partners when the atmosphere had become "tense".

Each had brought up past grievances while intoxicated, which led to a "lot of anger and squabbling," she said.

The defendant then tried to remove his brother from his home.

Ms Laikind said the victim had broken a gate and had not left the property.

The court heard the defendant then armed himself with an ornamental sword in an effort to scare his brother, which was when the incident occurred and the victim was wounded in the neck.

Ms Laikind said Waterton had been concerned for his brother's welfare, inquiring several times while in custody.

She said the victim was in a serious but stable condition in hospital.

Police prosecutor senior constable Jeanette Grigoris objected to bail, suggesting the defendant was a risk to the community and a possible flight risk.

Magistrate Graeme Tatnell said he would grant bail because the incident was the result of a family dispute.

If the incident happened under other circumstances he would have refused bail, he said.

The matter was adjourned until February 14.

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