Stalking and knife attack on trial

THE trial against a man who is accused of "straddling" a woman on the floor of her home before cutting her throat with a knife and stalking her began in Rockhampton District Court today.

Shane Timothy Wickham pleaded not guilty to one count each of burglary, deprivation of liberty, unlawful stalking and assault occasioning bodily harm after he entered the victim's home on October 4 2013.

Crown prosecutor Alexandra Baker told the court Wickham approached the woman in an upstairs bedroom.

The court heard Wickham straddled the woman on the ground and held a knife to her throat, cutting the flesh.

Mr Baker said a witness heard screaming and broke down the locked bedroom door.

"It was not unlike the scene from an action movie," she said.



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