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Man changes plea to guilty to one-punch attack

A MAN facing assault charges has changed his plea from not guilty to guilty following brief negotiations with prosecutors.

Dean Moorfoot, 34, faced trial on Wednesday in Ipswich District Court after being charged with grievous bodily harm.

Moorfoot initially pleaded not guilty in front of a jury to the charge but then the trial was briefly adjourned.

When the jurors were brought back into the court after lunch they were informed matters had changed and they were discharged from their duties.

Moorfoot was re-arraigned on the charge and he pleaded guilty.

The court heard Moorfoot assaulted Redbank Plains man Paul Greer on March 23, 2015 at Goodna.

No details on what injuries the truck driver sustained in the attack were aired in court.

Defence barrister Geoff Seaholme requested a six week adjournment so medical and psychiatric reports could be obtained.

He said Moorfoot worked full-time and references would be sought from his employer and others before sentencing.

Moorfoot had a female acquaintance in court who turned up after lunch to lend their support.

Judge Alexander Horneman-Wren listed the matter for mention on February 23. Moorfoot will be sentenced in Ipswich District Court at a future date.

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