Court to decide fate of dangerous Rockhampton rapist

A COURT will decide whether a Rockhampton rapist who is nearing the end of his jail sentence should be kept behind bars or be released on strict conditions under dangerous prisoner laws.

A hearing will be held later this month at Brisbane Supreme Court to determine whether Adrian Malcolm Dicinoski should be released from jail.

In 2004 Mr Dicinoski was sentenced to 12 years jail for slashing a Yeppoon woman's throat while he was on bail for a rape charge.

His case was briefly mentioned at Brisbane Supreme Court on Thursday when the court heard Mr Dicinoski had cognitive impairment and behavioural issues.

The Attorney-General is applying for the court to determine whether he should stay in jail under dangerous prisoner laws or be released on supervision.

Lawyer Margaret Maloney, representing the Attorney-General, said it would be up to the court to decide whether Mr Dicinoski had the ability to comply with strict conditions if he was released.

She said three psychiatrists would give evidence at the hearing.

Mr Dicinoski's lawyer, Justin O'May, said it was unlikely his client would give evidence.

The case will continue later this month.

- APN NEWSDESK


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