Alcohol fuelled fatal fight, says magistrate
THE case against a Gold Coast man accused of causing the death of Byron Bay businessman Mark William Wallace in January has been adjourned in Lismore Local Court to August 8.
Cyrus Peri, 26, was not in court on Tuesday and is excused from attending on the next occasion if legally represented.
The reason for the adjournment is to give time for the Director of Public Prosecution and the Peri's defence team to consider Mr Wallace's autopsy report.
Peri is charged with maliciously inflicting grievous bodily harm with intent and manslaughter. He has not yet entered a plea.
In granting bail, Magistrate Jeff Linden said alcohol was a contributing factor.
During Peri's bail application in January, a Byron Bay court heard how Mr Wallace, 42, had struck his head on the pavement after an altercation between the men.
Both men's girlfriends were present at the time of the incident.
The group had travelled to Tweed Heads for a social evening on January 4 and the incident took place the following morning about 4.30am.