Pheonix Newitt shooting: Alleged gunman enters no plea, will undergo mental health assessment


September 01, 2017 16:41:02

A Tasmanian man charged over a shooting that critically injured an 11-year-old girl has appeared in court.

Nathan Richard Campbell, 25, of Deloraine, did not enter a plea this afternoon in the Launceston Magistrates Court.

He has been charged with causing grievous bodily harm and recklessly discharging a firearm, in relation to injuries sustained by Phoenix Newitt, who police allege was shot as she sat in the back of a car in Stagg Court on Tuesday night.

The case was adjourned to next week to allow for a mental health assessment of Campbell.

Campbell was remanded in custody and as he was led out of the court room he yelled “I love you,” to around 15 people seated in the public gallery.

One of those in the gallery yelled back “love you brother, stay strong”.

Phoenix remains in a stable condition in Melbourne’s Royal Children’s Hospital.




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