Queensland groom-to-be gets life in jail for stabbing murder of his brother

A Queensland groom-to-be has been sentenced to life behind bars for murdering his brother during a drunken fight, stabbing him seven times just days before the planned wedding.

Bernard John Robbins, 59, denied murdering 61-year-old Gregory Robbins at home in Buderim on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast in 2019.

But a Supreme Court jury handed down a guilty verdict on Wednesday after eight hours of deliberation.

Bernard Robbins killed his brother in what “should have been a happy setting” ahead of his wedding, Chief Justice Catherine Holmes said in sentencing the groom-to-be.

“I accept it was a product of rage, fuelled by alcohol, that it was atypical,” she told Bernard Robbins.

“It isn’t something that seemed to have been reflected…

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