‘Ex-defence wolf’ faces court over threats to kill the Queensland premier and vows ‘the truth will come out’
- Aaron David Marriage is accused of threatening to kill Annastacia Palaszczuk
- He also allegedly threatened Queensland Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young
- He told the court he hadn’t seen his child in a year which is reason behind case
- Marriage represented himself on Wednesday asking for time to seek legal advice
The man who allegedly threatened to kill the Queensland premier and the chief health officer has appeared in court vowing to expose the ‘truth’ behind the case.
Aaron David Marriage, 43, was last month charged with one count of using a carriage service to make a threat to kill toward Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and chief health officer Dr Jeannette Young.
Marriage represented himself in Southport Magistrates Court on Wednesday, and told the court he needed more time to prepare his defence.
Aaron David Marriage (pictured), 43, was last month charged with one count of using a carriage service to make a threat to kill
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is seen during a press conference at Queensland Parliament House in Brisbane, Tuesday, September 22
‘A few things have been changed with what was actually written, Your Honour, the so-called email,’ he told the court.
‘At the end of the day I haven’t seen my kid for a year, that’s the whole reason why we are here.’
Magistrate Kerry Magee accepted his request for extra time, and adjourned the case until November 4, releasing the accused.
Outside court before his case began, Marriage blasted the media for invading his privacy and sitting outside his home.
‘You have already breached the Privacy Act,’ he said.
On his Instagram biography, Marriage describes himself as, ‘Just an ex defence wolf trying to make it work in civilian life’.
Aaron David Marriage who allegedly threatened to kill Queensland Premier and the Chief Health Officer leaves court in Brisbane, Wednesday, October 7
Dr Young (pictured) was placed under police protection with officers stationed outside her home and shadowing her public appearances
A spokesman for Ms Palaszczuk declined to comment as the issue was before the courts.
Dr Young was placed under police protection with officers stationed outside her home and shadowing her public appearances.
The threats against the premier and health officer came amid a wave of criticism after 26-year-old Canberra nurse Sarah Caisip’s plea to leave hotel quarantine to attend her father’s funeral with her mother and sister.
‘It has taken an enormous toll on me, but then this has taken an enormous toll on nearly every single person in our community,’ Dr Young said at the time.
‘This is a tough time for everyone, and I hope everyone has got a way of managing their mental health, of being able to talk to someone that they love, that they can work through issues with.’
Marriage (pictured) represented himself in court on Wednesday and requested more time to seek legal advice