Stabbing Victim had History of Alcohol-Fuelled Rages

Mark Oberhardt | November 23, 2011 12:24PM | The Courier Mail

A JURY which convicted a Gold Coast tiler of murdering his defacto wife in a violent domestic confrontation should have been told the victim allegedly had a history of alcohol fuelled rages, a court heard today.

Richard John Vollmer, 38, has always maintained he was acting in self defence when he repeatedly stabbed Alissa De-Monie, including 10 times in the back, at their Burleigh Heads, home two years ago.

At his Supreme Court trial earlier this year, there was no dispute hairdressing teacher Alissa De-Monie died after being stabbed by her defacto partner, Vollmer, on October 18, 2009. Continue reading Stabbing Victim had History of Alcohol-Fuelled Rages