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Knifeman 'was only making a sandwich'

A MAN who stabbed his friend in the chest after a night of drinking said the victim "accidentally fell on the knife" while he was making a sandwich.

Ipswich District Court was told Bane Nelson Dancey, 34, was at the victim's house having a few drinks and listening to music on November 16 last year.

When the victim told Dancey to leave, he went into the kitchen to get his alcohol but became aggressive and stabbed his mate in the chest.

Dancey later said he had been making a sandwich when the victim accidentally spun around and "walked into the knife", which had an 18cm blade.

Dancey fled the scene and the victim didn't realise he'd been stabbed until he later went to bed.

Paramedics took the victim to Princess Alexandra hospital with a punctured lung. A chest drain was inserted to remove blood from the victim's lungs.

Crown prosecutor Caroline Marco said Dancey had shown little remorse for his actions, including fleeing to New South Wales after the attack. He was extradited to Ipswich in December.

"He clearly targeted an organ critical to life," Ms Marco said. "He lacks insight and is a high risk of reoffending."

The court heard Dancey had only just been put on parole when he stabbed his friend.

He yesterday pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm and was sentenced to five years' jail.

Judge Greg Koppenol said stabbing someone without any provocation in an area that could cause death was particularly serious.

"This is a tragic combination where excess alcohol and anger issues so often result in gratuitous violence between people who used to be friends," Judge Koppenol said.

Dancey will be eligible to apply for parole on August 25, 2014.

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