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Man accused of moonshine deaths remanded on bail

Bill Lynam walks from the watchhouse into the Warwick Magistrates Court.
Bill Lynam walks from the watchhouse into the Warwick Magistrates Court. Jeremy Sollars Warwick Daily N

THE case against a man charged in relation to the deaths of three men who police claim died after drinking moonshine has been adjourned.

William Neil Clarence Lynam, 69, has not been required to enter pleas to three counts of manslaughter and one of grievous bodily harm arising from an incident at Ballandean on June 9, last year.

Mr Lynam's 21-year-old son Joel, and his friends Vincent Summers, 21, and Bryan Wilmot, 30, died after allegedly drinking what was believed to be methanol, during a drinking session on the Lynam family's 75ha property at Ballandean, south of Stanthorpe.

Police claim Joel Lynam was unable to be revived and died that evening.

Mr Wilmot died after his life support was turned off the next day and Mr Summers died in hospital some days later.

Mr Lynam's other son Joshua has been left with permanent injuries.

The matters were mentioned before Warwick Magistrates Court yesterday and adjourned for committal mention back in the same court on April 9.

Mr Lynam has been remanded on bail.

Topics:  granite belt manslaughter moonshine warwick magistrates court


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