Jake Lasker was stabbed to death at his family’s Hogg St home on November 7, 2012.
Jake Lasker was stabbed to death at his family’s Hogg St home on November 7, 2012.

Murder accused to face supreme court over friend's stabbing

MURDER accused Max Peter Smith sat quietly with his arms resting on the desk of a prison video link room as evidence in the trial against him was handed up in Toowoomba Magistrates Court.

The 20-year-old will face Supreme Court trial for the murder of his friend Jake Lasker, 19, who was stabbed at his family's Hogg St home on November 7, 2012.

Mr Lasker's parents John and Joanne Lasker had supporters with them yesterday as they watched 101 witness statements and 49 exhibits be handed up to the court by police prosecutor Sergeant Mike Robinson.

Included in the evidence were multiple recordings of interviews with Smith as well as hundreds of police photographs and recordings of 000 calls.

Information from Mr Lasker's and Smith's mobile phones was also handed up.

Magistrate Roger Stark accepted the evidence before offering Smith the opportunity to say something in response or enter a plea.

Smith gave a slight shake of his head before his solicitor Phil Stainton answered "no" on his behalf.

He was remanded in custody.



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