Two Plead Not Guilty to Rialto...


Two Plead Not Guilty to Rialto Death


03:54 12 May 2014

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A young man and a teenage boy have pleaded not guilty to the murder of a German tourist in Rialto.

Thomas Heinrich died after being stabbed in the stomach outside an apartment at St. Anthony's Road in the early hours of December 1st 2012.

The 22-year-old underwent surgery at nearby St. James' Hospital but lost his fight for life a short time later.

His friend Robert Rinker, who is also from Germany, was also stabbed and spent two days in intensive care.

The pair were studying at Griffith College as part of a course they were both doing in Munich.

They'd been living at an apartment complex not far from where they were attacked.

Wesley Kelly of St. Anthony's Road, Rialto and his co-accused, who can't be named because of his age, deny murdering Mr. Heinrich.

They have also pleaded not guilty to intentionally or recklessly causing serious harm to his friend on the same night.

A jury was sworn in this afternoon and their trial is due to begin hearing evidence tomorrow.

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