Four years in prison and still no trial

A HERVEY Bay man, accused of butchering his housemates in a frenzied stabbing, has been in custody for 4.5 years without conviction but his trial seems no closer.

Eric Roger Frederick Heuer was supposed to face a trial in Brisbane Supreme Court earlier this week but Justice George Fryberg was concerned about the man's mental state and adjourned the matter.

When the case was mentioned on Friday morning, the court heard the case had already been to the Mental Health Court and a finding made that he was fit for trial.

Heuer's lawyers said they would now seek psychiatrist reports to put before the court to enable the trial to go ahead at a later date.

Justice Glenn Martin said there was no room in January for the trial and set it down for priority listing for February next year.

Heuer is charged with two counts of attempted murder at Urangan on November 18, 2008, after allegedly stabbing both his housemates with a stainless steel kitchen knife.



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