‘I done a hit on a bloke for $10,000’: Queensland murderer appeals conviction

A Queensland man who told his friend he had “done a hit on a bloke for $10,000” by dropping a rock on his victim, has appealed his murder conviction by arguing it was “unreasonable”.

Brent Malcolm Huxley, who was 31 when he was charged in September 2015, was convicted of the murder of Michael James McCabe in the Townsville Supreme Court in September 2019.

Michael McCabe was found dead by police on September 17, 2015 in Crystal Creek, north of Townsville.Credit:Queensland Police Service

The victim, Michael James McCabe, is believed to have been assaulted at a Townsville unit before being driven to the crime scene where he was killed when a large rock was dropped onto his head.

Huxley appealed his conviction in the Brisbane Supreme…

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