Bill Lynam, pictured with his surviving son Joshua at the waterhole where the friends had been celebrating.
Bill Lynam, pictured with his surviving son Joshua at the waterhole where the friends had been celebrating.

Father of man who died in moonshine tragedy faces court

THE father of a 21 year old Stanthorpe man who was one of three who died in June after a home-made liquor tragedy has appeared in court charged with manslaughter.

William Neil Clarence Lynam, 69, appeared in the Warwick Magistrates Court early this morning, charged over the deaths of his son Joel and friends Vincent Summers and Bryan Wilmot at their Lynam family property at Ballandean.

As well as three counts of manslaughter Lynam has also been charged with one count of grievous bodily harm, relating to permanent injuries allegedly sustained by his other son Joshua.

The three men died after consuming what police will allege was a quantity of methanol during a birthday celebration.
Lynam was released on bail and will appear in court again in January.


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