Man charged with Good Samaritan's death seeking bail

A MAN charged in relation with the death of  Vietnam War veteran Norman Olsen has had his case adjourned in Toowoomba Magistrates Court.

James Darren David Callow, 23, has been held in custody since the February incident and was not in court when his charge of manslaughter was mentioned.

He has been charged in relation to the death of Good Samaritan Norman Olsen, 65, who died from injuries allegedly sustained when he was pushed backwards onto the ground and hit his head during an incident on Bridge St, Wilsonton.

Police claim Mr Olsen had been driving by but stopped to help a young woman with a baby in her arms who was allegedly being assaulted by her ex-partner.

It is believed the Tweed Heads resident sustained bleeding on the brain and died the next day after his life support was turned off in hospital.

Callow has not as yet been required to enter any plea to the charge of manslaughter.

His solicitor Brad Skuse told the court there would be a continuation of a bail application hearing for his client in the Supreme Court in Brisbane this Friday.

Magistrate Bruce Schemioneck adjourned the case for committal mention back in the same court on July 26 and, pending the outcome of the bail application, remanded Callow in custody.

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