23-year-old man to stand trial after home invasion
A MAN allegedly involved in a house fire and home invasion at East Lismore and a brutal assault and robbery at Richmond Hill in 2013 will stand trial in the District Court.
Brandon James Green appeared via video-link from prison on Tuesday at Lismore Local Court and was represented by his solicitor Hugh Van Dugteren.
The 23-year-old was facing 19 charges including attempted murder, aggravated break and enter and maliciously destroying or damaging property with intent.
The charges relate to Green's alleged involvement in an East Lismore home invasion and fire on October 6, and violent home invasion and robbery at Richmond Hill on November 16.
It is alleged Green and two other men forced entry into a home in Spring St, East Lismore, and assaulted the 74-year-old male occupant.
Then about 10pm on November 16, Green and his two accomplices allegedly forced entry into a house on Richmond Hill Rd and assaulted a 55-year-old woman, a 49-year-old man and the 74-year-old man.
The trio allegedly stole a number of items, including a white Holden Commodore sedan, before fleeing.
When Mr Van Dugteren entered guilty pleas to charges of maliciously destroying or damaging property with intent to danger life, aggravated enter dwelling with intent, and assault occasioning actual bodily harm in company, prosecutor Ms Grey withdrew the charge of attempted murder.
Magistrate R Denes ordered Green to appear in Lismore District Court in July to stand trial on charges of aggravated break and enter and commit serious indictable offence in company, and reckless grievous bodily harm.
Green remains in custody.