A Queensland man is alleged to have died from a “homicide by heart attack” after a neighbour’s violent “over-reaction” to a trivial issue involving bird feeding, a court has been told.
Allegations of Trevor Dale Wheeler’s mental state and the extent of his alleged attack at a suburban home on the Gold Coast were revealed on Wednesday as the 48-year-old applied for bail at Brisbane Supreme Court.
Mr Wheeler was charged with the manslaughter of Bradley Ward, 60, at Labrador on November 18.
Police allege the pair became involved in a violent clash after Mr Ward allegedly asked Mr Wheeler to stop feeding birds in his yard.
It is alleged Mr Ward was knocked to the ground before being hit with a broom handle Mr Wheeler had retrieved…