Three males charged over the stabbing death of Gold Coast teenager Jack Beasley will today learn their fate in court.
Following an eight-day judge-only trial in Brisbane’s Supreme Court in May, a verdict is finally set to be handed down this morning.
The trio have pleaded not guilty to manslaughter and two counts of grievous bodily harm.
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A fourth teen, who was 15 at the time of the stabbing, already pleaded guilty to murder and two counts of committing malicious acts with intent in May.
While another teen, who was 17 at the time, pleaded guilty to manslaughter and two counts of grievous bodily harm in April.
It’s been more than a month since Justice Soraya Ryan retired to consider her verdict in the case, with the parents of Jack Beasley admitting at the time it was going to be a long and painful wait.
“I have just got another month or so to wait. It’s a shame but that’s what we have got to do,” Jack’s father Brett Beasley said outside court.
“It’s been two-and-a-half years now. We have to wait another 28 days minimum.. it’s terrible.
Jack was fatally stabbed outside a Surfers Paradise convenience store while on a night out with friends in December 2019.
The 17-year-old from Parkwood was rushed to the Gold Coast University Hospital, where he died shortly after arrival.