Australian fisherman charged with the death of 32-year-old Irish father of two
The man appeared in court in Perth today.
34-year-old Andrew Doan, a fisherman from Perth, was charged today with grievous bodily harm following an altercation with 32-year-old Irishman Charles John McCarthy.
According to a report by Perth Now, that charge would most likely be upgraded to manslaughter or murder following the post mortem.
The police report claims that McCarthy was walking along Riverside Road in East Fremantle with his wife and a friend in the early hours of Saturday morning.
He crossed paths with Doan, which resulted in an altercation.
During the fight, Doan hit McCarthy on the head with a weapon, and McCarthy then fell to the ground.
Doan remained with McCarthy until an ambulance arrived, and McCarthy was taken to Royal Perth Hospital in a critical condition, but he later died.
McCarthy was from Upper Aghada in Co Cork, but he worked as a cable layer in Perth, and he is survived by his wife and two children.
Doan's bail application has been adjourned until next week, following the outcome of the post mortem examination.