The sad death of Robert Palmer has been the center of judicial proceedings involving the accused, Zack Mavin. Zack Mavin, a teenage kid from Newcastle, has been charged with killing Robert “Bobby” Palmer, an old man. The accused has been charged with two counts of murder and attempted robbery with an offensive weapon. Mavin reportedly carried an explosive device with him during the robbery attempt. Afterward, he killed Mr. Palmer by stabbing him in the stomach. After then, the authorities detained the accused.
What Happened in the Death of Robert Palmer?
According to court documents, a man called Zack Mavin, 24, has been charged with killing Robert ‘Bobby’ Palmer at a Metro service station on Sandgate Road in Newcastle’s Shortland. Robert “Bobby” Palmer was a well-known member of the Newcastle community. He was a Newcastle League Hall of Fame inductee and an Australian Rugby League player.
Before the event, Mavin reportedly attempted to rob the service station with a knife and an explosive device. According to eyewitnesses, Robert ‘Bobby’ Palmer challenged the robber with a knife before being fatally stabbed in the stomach. According to the New South Wales Police, despite the efforts of paramedics, Mr. Palmer’s license could not be renewed.
Zack Mavin Is Not Guilty Of Murder By Stabbing:
Mavin has pleaded not guilty to murder and armed robbery allegations, with his defense attorney claiming that Mavin had schizophrenia at the time. The court has heard that there is no doubt that Mavin had schizophrenia on the night of Palmer’s death, and the main point of contention is the influence it had on Mavin’s mental condition at the time.
The prosecution showed surveillance footage showing Mavin, who had had his face spray-painted, approaching a 7-Eleven convenience store with up to four other people inside and demanding cash and cigarettes.
The Incident’s CCTV and Eyewitness Testimony:
During the trial, the prosecution introduced video footage purportedly showing Zack Mavin exiting 7-Eleven and exchanging words with Robert Palmer. According to reports, the two males got into a violent struggle. A bystander recorded the event on his cell phone, also shown in court. The tape shows a male witness saying, “He’s got a knife; he’s going get this old man,” implying that Mavin was armed with a knife during the argument with Palmer. This eyewitness testimony is crucial to the prosecution’s case against Mavin.