Man jailed over one-punch death of Brisbane dad
A man who caused the death of a Brisbane father when he punched him in the head outside a South Brisbane hotel has been sentenced to eight and a half years in jail.
Timothy Lang, 48, died in hospital after being struck by Wayne Andrew Hearn, 40, on October 10, 2016.
Hearn had gone for a run on the morning of October 8 when he passed Mr Lang heading in the opposite direction on Melbourne Street, but turned back when he made a comment.
The pair knew each other and exchanged words before Hearn punched Mr Lang and walked away.
He returned seconds later and stood over the victim as he lay unconscious on the ground, saying words to the effect of "I told you to stop" and "that's what you get".
Hearn told onlookers to call for help and then left.
But his lawyer said he hadn't meant to kill Mr Lang.
"He actually indicated that he was praying for the victim while the victim was still on life support, and hoping that he wouldn't die," Carl Martinovic said.
Hearn pleaded guilty to unlawful striking causing death, which means he has to serve 80 per cent of his sentence before being eligible for parole.
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