THE latest coward punch victim had only recently arrived in Queensland before he was attacked, according to family. Life support was last night switched off to Wayne Tolme, 50, a labourer from Sydney.
It is alleged Mr Tolme received a deadly punch to the head in the carpark of KFC Morayfield, north of Brisbane, on Wednesday night.
He reportedly dropped to the ground and suffered cardiac arrest.
Paramedics said extensive CPR was needed to revive him.
The alleged attacker, Conrad Joseph Carter, was brought before Caboolture Magistrates Court yesterday, where he did not request bail, and had the matter adjourned to August 4.
The 32-year-old alleged attacker has been charged with one count of grievous bodily harm.
A police media spokesperson said a decision whether to upgrade charges was under consideration.
Prosecutors have requested CCTV footage which may shed light on the fatal incident.
A family member told The Courier-Mail that Mr Tolme, who had been in a critical condition in the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, suffered swelling on the brain.
Family kept a vigil throughout the day but Mr Tolme’s condition did not improve.
“They switched the life support off and it was up to him if he could pull through or not,” the relative said.
“He lives in Sydney but apparently he came up here to clear his head and he had only been back in Queensland one night when this happened.
“I’ve heard mixed reports of what happened.
“One story is that there was an argument inside KFC and they’ve take it outside, and he’s been king hit and the guy’s stomped on his head.
“The other version is that he was acting aggressive and drunk, which I don’t believe, and then old mate’s hit him in the head.”
The relative said the family was in shock.
“He’s a father. He has older children. I think he’s got grandkids.”
EARLIER: ONE man had died and another has been charged following an incident in the car park of a fast food restaurant north of Brisbane.
Emergency services were called to the Kentucky Fried Chicken on Morayfield Rd, at Morayfield, after the incident around 7.30pm last night.
Police will alleged that a man in his 50s was punched, causing him to fall to the ground unconscious. Police say the man was then further assaulted.
Paramedics had to perform CPR on the victim, who suffered cardiac arrest.
They resuscitated him before taking him to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital with critical head injuries.
A QAS spokesman said extensive CPR was required to revive the man.
It is alleged that the victim had been yelling abuse at members of the public before the incident.
A 32-year-old man has been charged with grievous bodily harm and will appear in Caboolture Magistrates Court today.
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