Sentence date set for man who set a teen on fire at Lockhart

The sentence of a man who set a 14-year-old boy alight at Lockhart has been delayed due to an outstanding psychiatrist’s report. 

Wagga Court

Wagga Court

Brody Paul Mulqueeney, 21, has pleaded guilty to intentionally causing grievous bodily harm and perverting the course of justice after contacting witnesses following police inquiries. 

According to agreed facts tendered to the court, Mulqueeney laughed as he poured paint thinners over the victim before using a cigarette lighter while he was held in a headlock. 

As a result of the incident, the victim has endured six procedures after suffering burns to 35 per cent of his body. 

The case was originally committed for trial on May 24 before a plea was entered on August 11. 

Public defender Michael King, who represented Mulqueeney, told Wagga District Court on Friday there had been a date mix-up with the doctor’s office. 

Mulqueeney remains behind bars and is now expected to be sentenced on March 2.