Man to face Supreme Court after argument ended in stabbing

A TOOWOOMBA man has told a city court of being stabbed in the chest during a confrontation at his Harristown unit.

Chalmers Maeva, 26, said he had arrived home at his James St flat on the night of June 26 last year to find accused Aaron James Cant, 25, there.

Cant, who had appeared intoxicated, said he wanted to speak with him and the pair went into the kitchen, Maeva told Toowoomba Magistrates Court.

He told the court he wasn't given a chance to speak with Cant telling him to shut up and listen, but he had told Cant to get out of his home.

He said that after gesturing to Cant to leave via the door, Cant had stabbed him in the chest.

Under cross examination by Cant's barrister Scott Lynch, Maeva said he hadn't seen a knife in Cant's hand and the first he knew of being stabbed was looking down to see blood coming from his chest.

He had then grabbed a chair and held it to his chest and pointed the chair legs at Cant, telling him again to leave.

He said Cant then realised he had done wrong.

"He said I just wanted to talk to you Chalmers, look what you made me do," Maeva told the court.

He had then called to his girlfriend upstairs to call an ambulance.

Caitlyn Laurie told the court she had heard her boyfriend call to her, "Babe, come and help me, he's just stabbed me".

At the conclusion of the committal hearing, Mr Lynch told the court his client consented to being committed to trial.

Magistrate Graham Lee therefore committed Cant to trial in the Toowoomba Supreme Court on the charge of attempted murder at a date to be fixed.

Cant was not required to enter any plea to the charge and, there being no application for bail, he was remanded in custody.


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