A Launceston man who faces an allegation of wounding told the Supreme Court in Launceston that the man he is accused of stabbing had "stabbed himself".
Robert Harold Gerard, 47, has pleaded not guilty to stabbing Jeremy Shea in the stomach with a knife on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at Waverley.
Appearing by video Mr Gerard interposed himself into a directions hearing telling Justice Robert Pearce that other people would be "getting into trouble for setting me up".
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"The guy stabbed himself," he said.
Mr Gerard, who made his remarks despite being represented by defence counsel Lucy Flanagan, was remanded in custody until March 9, 2021.
Justice Pearce said the matter would be brought to trial as soon as possible.
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