Man admits killing Buddhist monk
May 26, 2010 - 1:20PM
A Perth man has pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of a Buddhist monk who died two weeks after being found bloody and unconscious by a lake where he meditated.
Ian Samuel James McConkey, 38, of Coolbellup in Perth’s south, was originally charged with murdering 48-year-old Buu ‘‘Paul’’ Lieu on January 10 this year.
Mr Lieu died in hospital two weeks after being bashed early in the morning at Bibra Lake Regional Park after going there to meditate.
He was found in the car park by a bike rider.
In the Stirling Magistrates Court on today, prosecutors accepted McConkey’s plea of guilty to the lesser charge of manslaughter.
He was remanded in custody and will appear in the Supreme Court for sentencing on September 1.
Manslaughter carries a 20-year maximum jail term.
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