VIGIL FOR BASHING VICTIMS – Wednesday August 29 2012

Forensic examiners at crime scene.

Forensic examiners at crime scene.

Homicide detectives at scene of crime.

Homicide detectives at scene of crime.

– The parents of two Irish backpackers seriously injured in a shocking attack have arrived in Melbourne to be at their bedsides.
David Greene and David Byas, both of Dublin, had been on the trip of a lifetime when they were allegedly bashed in their St Kilda East hostel at the weekend.
Luke James Wentholt, 31, has faced court over the alleged attack in the Lynedoch Avenue property at 1am on Sunday.
The victims, one aged 28 and the other 30, suffered severe upper body injuries and were left fighting for life at The Alfred Hospital.
One man was listed as serious but stable last night while the other remained in a critical condition.
The Homicide Squad has been brought in to assist detectives with the case.
The hostel remained empty yesterday as police continued their investigation. It is believed up to 11 people, mostly international backpackers, were inside the boarding house when Mr Wentholt allegedly went berzerk.
A police source said earlier reports that the men had been bludgeoned with a hammer were incorrect.
”(The accused ) has apparently used the hammer to smash in some walls, but the victims had been bashed with hands and feet,” he claimed.
Irish newspaper the “Belfast Telegraph” reported that while two men had not initially been travelling together, they knew each other, having grown up close to each other in Dublin’s south.
Images of Mr Greene from his Facebook page show him enjoying the Australian countryside from Fremantle to Melbourne.
The Department of Foreign Affairs is providing assistance to the men and their families through the Irish embassy in Canberra.
Mr Wentholt, of St Kilda East, faced Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on Monday and was charged with two counts each of intentionally causing serious injury and recklessly causing serious injury.
He was remanded in custody to face the same court on October 8th – Wayne Flower


About Jumpin' Jack Cash

Deep connections are the most important aspect of my existence. I don’t care if people don’t know what they want. I love books. I’m cynical of love stories, although I’m romantic. I adore gardens. I like women who challenge me. I love the rain as an excuse to stay inside and dream. I'm furiously impatient. If I ask you a question best to tell me the truth as I'm likely to already know the answer. I'm a carnivore. I continuously underestimate the magic of fresh flowers in my home. I love warm rain in the summer. My mood elevates to epic proportions when the sun shines. Tell me not to do something and I'll do it twice and take photos. Running is my antidepressant. I loathe lies. I rarely forgive a lie. Loyalty and honesty are my most noble virtues, and I value them more than anything in other people. I love to love, and am able to fall in love very quickly, although it's only ever happened once. I understood myself and fixed myself only after destroying myself. My greatest excitement comes from deliberately getting lost in foreign cities. I can be extremely loud and frighteningly silent. I hate insinuations. I love storms. Justice for all. I'm a proud man, but welcome the influence of the feminine soul. I have two sisters. I’m a dreamer. I’m a deep thinker. Don’t deal with guilt trips or drama that well. I'm extremely stubborn and persistent. I'm brilliant at keeping secrets. I love driving. I become absolutely and completely lost while watching a burning fire. When the toast pops from the toaster I’m never ready and shit myself. I play the guitar, but require much improvement. Solitude and warmth of the sun are perfect together. I’ve been married once and now divorced. I’m a music junkie. Chocolate mousse is the shit. I curse too much. I find it difficult to make friends. I spent four years as a firefighter. I’ve run my own company since 1991. Bright lights, big cities. I’ve been an executive producer of a feature film. Some people don’t care, and that’s the biggest let-down of the human race. There are cures and solutions for many evils, but no remedy for the worst of them all - the apathy of human beings. The sound of the Italian language being spoken is as good as my favourite music. I hate corrupt cops. I relentlessly and passionately pursue anybody and anything that sets my soul on fire. I'm a dog lover, and all my dogs are considered family members. I have an obsession with photography. I have some close friends who are household names, but shall always remain anonymous. I’m crazy but not lazy. Losing a soulmate has hurt me badly. My two young sons are the nucleus of my universe. I love airports. I love freedom. If you are dishonest or disloyal, I can erase you from my life and memory immediately and permanently. I yearn to explore, dream about and discover as many friendships, deep connections and places, one possibly can in a lifetime.
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