Police armed with Taser guard bikie Mark James Graham in court over Robina shooting
BY: Greg Stolz
Australia - POLICE have successfully applied to be armed with a Taser in court to guard a "high risk" Finks bikie charged over a Gold Coast shopping centre shooting.
Mark James Graham is facing a committal hearing charged over the April 2012 incident in which Graham allegedly shot Bandidos bikie gang rival Jacques Teamo in a crowded Robina Town Centre.
A woman shopper, Australian hockey representative Kathy Devitt, was shot in the crossfire.
Graham is facing six charges including attempted murder in the hearing which started in Southport Magistrates Court on Wednesday.
Opening the case, police prosecutor Peta Eyschen asked that a police guard be allowed to wear a Taser due to Graham being a "high risk prisoner".
Defence barrister David Edwardson QC said Graham had been a "model prisoner" and the Taser would seem to be "overkill" but did not oppose the police application.
The court also heard Teamo's nine-year-old son was a key witness in the case and had heard his father say "I'm going to stab that guy" in the lead-up to the shopping centre confrontation.
The hearing continues.