Court Image: Roma man, Troy Angus Kearns, 32. Stands accused of stabbing his brother.
Court Image: Roma man, Troy Angus Kearns, 32. Stands accused of stabbing his brother.

Man breaks down in court, confesses to killing brother

UPDATE: IT STARTED off as a heated argument about money between two brothers and ended with one of them dead.

EARLIER: A MAN standing in the dock at Brisbane Supreme Court broke down in tears as he pleaded guilty to killing his brother.

The court heard this morning how Roma man, Troy Angus Kearns, 32, and his older brother Wade were arguing about money when they started fighting at their family home in December 2014.

They stopped fighting after their father stepped in, but sometime later they started fighting again outside and Troy stabbed his brother with a boning knife he had picked up from the kitchen on the way out, the court heard.

Crown prosecutor Mark Whitbread said the father heard a noise and went to investigate and saw Troy in tears and Troy said, "I've stabbed him Dad".

Troy Kearns was in tears in the dock when the facts were read out.

He has pleaded guilty to manslaughter.

His sentence hearing will continue this afternoon.


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