Jaxson was killed in a random attack one year ago.
Jaxson was killed in a random attack one year ago. File

Jaxson's alleged killer due in court

ON Saturday it had been one year since Jaxson Bradey was fatally stabbed during an unprovoked attack in the Goldfields Plaza underground car park.

It was the last day of school for Jaxson, a James Nash State High School student who was on his way when he met his untimely end.

His mother Tammy Bradey said her son’s alleged killer was due to go before the courts in Brisbane today to see whether he would stand trial.

A Gympie youth (now 17) stands accused of one count of alleged murder and one alleged act intended to maim or cause grievous bodily harm.

Ms Bradey has called for 15-year-old Jaxson’s alleged murderer to go to jail.

“I’m not a nasty person but I want him to pay for what he did,” she said.

“I don’t wish him suffering but I want him to feel remorse and realise every single day he took a child’s life.”

Last week flowers were once again placed near the site where Jaxson was killed, just like a year ago, to remind all of the life that was taken.

The attacker took Jaxson’s life in a fight that also saw local Pedal Power Plus owner Dave Phillips stabbed in the back, while trying to fend off the assailant with a shopping trolley. Mr Phillips and bystander Neil Wildman disarmed the teen and restrained him until police arrived.

Ms Bradey said she wouldn’t attend today’s hearing but would go to the trial.

As a mark of respect and a tribute to Jaxson’s life relatives gathered at Ms Bradey’s home wearing pink (his favourite colour) on Saturday.

They shared a meal and a few tears and watched as 21 pink helium balloons were released. “We let 21 pink helium balloons go for the friends and family. We stood there for ages watching them, they went for miles,” Ms Bradey said.

Jaxson was buried with his younger brother, one of his wishes, Ms Bradey said.

Currently a double headstone is being created with both of their pictures.

The family say they have been doing “fine” and have been undergoing counselling.

But Jaxson’s 12-year-old sister was “taking it hard”.

“She goes to Gympie High School (year 8) next year and will find it hard – he would have been there.”

Gympie Detective Senior Constable David Britton said the alleged killer has been remanded in custody in a correctional centre since his first court appearance on November 28, a day after the incident.

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