One-punch death: man convicted of killing Ipswich grandfather
A 20-year-old man faces life behind bars after being convicted of the one-punch death of Ipswich grandfather Lindsay Ede.
Ariik Mayot struck the 56-year-old in the face when they crossed paths on a Goodna street in June 2015.
Mr Ede fell and struck his head on the road and died in hospital several weeks later.
Mayot was the first person in Queensland to be charged with unlawful striking causing death and today pleaded guilty in the Supreme Court in Brisbane.
The charge carries a maximum penalty of life in prison.
Outside court, Mr Ede’s son-in-law Travis Beckett said he was happy the case had moved forward.
“It’s taken a while but we’re there. It’s finally getting somewhere so I suppose that’s a good thing.”
Mr Ede’s daughter Kylie Beckett said her father was fondly remembered.
“[He was a] kind, loving father and grandfather, always happy, would give you the shirt off his back if he could.”
Mayot will be sentenced in March next year.