Gold Coast victim stabbed ‘over a
girl’ at Mermaid Waters house party
Alexandria Utting, Gold Coast Bulletin
AN argument over a girl
allegedly sparked a vicious brawl involving four bikie
associates at a Mermaid Waters house party last week.
Police allege 28-year-old
Blayze Gonzales was stabbed six times in the ribs and arms after
he spoke to another man’s girlfriend.
That other man, Matt Lewis,
was later charged alongside alleged club members Joseph Dick,
28, and James Murphy, 35, over the attack on Gonzales, which is
alleged to have occurred about 1am on August 28.
Murphy and Dick appeared in the Southport
Magistrates Court this morning charged with acts intended to cause
grievous bodily harm but were denied bail.
Lewis has also been charged with acts
intended to cause grievous bodily harm and has been remanded in custody.
The court heard Lewis confronted
Gonzales about talking to his girlfriend and the pair allegedly
exchanged a series of punches before Lewis left.
Some time later, Lewis is alleged to
have returned to the Tequila Court home with Murphy and Dick and stabbed
Gonzales several times.
The court heard Dick, who suffers from
a disability after a serious car accident, is not accused of stabbing
anyone, but stood by while Gonzales was attacked in front of several
Magistrate John Constanzo described
Dick as an “enforcer”.
“It is wrong to stand by while someone
is being stabbed,” he said.
Dick is also accused of driving Lewis
from the scene back to a Robina property.
Meanwhile, Murphy, who suffered
injuries to his hands during the incident, which required surgery, was
also denied bail.
Both Murphy and Lewis were remanded in
custody until September 12.
Gonzalez posted on Facebook: Thanks to
everyone whose hung in with us! Always wondered what it would be like
going 12 rounds with Tyson. Body’s rattled but I’m all good’