The father of a man fatally bashed because he was perceived to be gay lashed out at the Queensland legal system last week over the leniency of sentences given to his son’s attackers. The Brisbane Supreme Court heard that Michael Greer suffered fatal injuries when bashed and kicked by drunken men who wrongly accused him of being a faggot. Shortly before the attack, a friend, David Qualischefski, was consoling Greer because his relationship with his girlfriend had broken down. After muttering the word faggot, the three men commenced kicking and beating Greer -“ to the point that the main perpetrator stomped on his head repeatedly. Greer died of a heart attack nine months after the bashing but the Crown alleged his death was directly caused by the attack. On Monday 4 March, one of his three attackers was found guilty of murder, another convicted of manslaughter while the third man was acquitted on all counts. If you want to get away with murder, come to Queensland, a sobbing father, John Greer, told the Seven Network’s Sunrise program last week. I am extremely angry because I feel the judiciary is lining innocent and vulnerable people up to be assaulted. Mr Greer is seeking grounds to appeal for tougher penalties against the two men who got away with murder.

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