Rocky stalking accused pleads for help with bail application

A ROCKHAMPTON prisoner asked a Brisbane Supreme Court justice on Monday for help with his bail application.

However, Justice John Byrne told accused stalker Gerald Thomas Bowles it was not his job to give legal advice.

Mr Bowles, who is an inmate at Capricornia Correctional Centre, faces one charge of stalking and one of trespass.

Both charges relate to an alleged incident at Nankin on November 9 last year.

Facing the court via videolink from the correctional centre, Mr Bowles conceded he was out of his depth when preparing his bail application.

He said he was not eligible for legal aid and he did not have enough money for a lawyer.

"What do I actually have to do?" he asked Justice Byrne when questioned why he had not supplied supporting documents to back up his bid for bail.

"I've tried everywhere to get someone to help me.

"I just cannot get anyone to help me.

"I'm frustrated - I just don't know what to do."

Justice Byrne adjourned the application to a date to be fixed.

"I can't give you legal advice," he said.

- APN NEWSDESK


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