Man guilty of attempted murder of former Big Brother contestant

A man accused of shooting a former Big Brother contestant on the Gold Coast has been found guilty of attempted murder.

Anthony Soong shot Sam Wallace in the leg in a car park at Merrimac in December, 2015 in what was a case of mistaken identity.

Soong believed Wallace was his flatmate Joshua Milani who had recently started dating his ex-girlfriend Jhai Saric.


The trial heard Soong had become jealous and possessive over his former partner’s new relationship and attacked her in her home before demanding to meet with Mr Milani.

Wallace drove his housemate to a meeting point at Merrimac where Soong opened fire on Wallace’s vehicle with one bullet hitting him in the leg.

Soong had pleaded not guilty guilty to attempted murder and the lesser charge of grievous bodily harm with intent.

He attempted to plead guilty to assault occasioning bodily harm while armed with a gun but this was rejected.

On Tuesday, a jury found Soong guilty of the attempted murder charge.

He’ll be sentenced later this month.

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