Court date for Facebook brag
A TEENAGER who allegedly took to her Facebook page to brag about her love of “kickin and stompin bitches” after a vicious brawl will reappear in court later this month after her case was adjourned last week.
Marli Shayne Turner-Bryan and her 16-year-old female co-accused appeared in Warwick Magistrates Court to face charges of grievous bodily harm, which carries a maximum penalty of 14 years jail.
The charges follow an altercation which allegedly left another teen with her jaw smashed in two places.
As reported in the Daily News earlier this year, police responded to calls reporting a brawl involving around 20 people at the corner of Guy and Percy Sts on the evening of April 1 of this year.
Police will allege that during the vicious brawl – in which it is believed fence palings were used as weapons – another teenager had her head kicked and stomped on as she lay on the ground.
A CIB spokesman told the Daily News the girl’s jaw was “split in half, right down the middle”, and was transported to Toowoomba for treatment.
Just hours after the incident Turner-Bryan allegedly took to her Facebook page where she posted comments to the effect of “haha another mad brawl to add to the collection” and “f—k I love kickin and stompin bitches”.
Turner-Bryan – who is listed as living in Warwick but is believed to reside at Maroochydore – has had several adjournments since her first court appearance in May.
By law, people are generally permitted up to three adjournments to obtain legal advice.
The 16-year-old co-accused resides in Warwick.
The two girls will reappear in the Warwick Magistrates Court on August 30.