Road rage attacker gets life for stabbing a German backpacker to death after he was hit by a car as he stood in the road with his pants down ‘swinging his genitalia’
- Jamie Saxon pleaded not guilty to murdering 30-year-old Dominik Schulze
- He was sentenced to life in prison for stabbing the drunken backpacker
- Schulze was naked and drunk, on his way home from McDonalds before attack
German backpacker Dominik Schulze (pictured) was murdered in Brisbane
A man who murdered a drunk German backpacker in a road rage incident has been sentenced to life behind bars.
Jamie Saxon pleaded not guilty to murdering 30-year-old Dominik Schulze on October 6, 2017 after a late night altercation in Brisbane.
Mr Schulze and his mate Jens Mennebroecker were heading home from McDonald’s after a night of drinking when they were struck by a car driven by Saxon’s girlfriend, Jessica Wilkes.
The two German backpackers had been drinking cheap beer and wine throughout the day. Mr Mennebroecker said the pair had been in a ‘good mood’ but weren’t so drunk they couldn’t walk or talk.
Mr Schulze had his pants down and was ‘waving his genitalia’ around when the car knocked him to the ground.
He stood up, seemingly unharmed, but was greeted by an angered Saxon, then 33, who approached the two backpackers near his girlfriend’s car.
Justice Ann Lyons agreed Mr Schulze was abusive and may have even been ‘looking for a fight’ after he was knocked by the car.
Jamie Saxon (pictured) was sentenced to life in prison for murdering the German backpacker
Mr Schulze was backpacking through Australia at the time of his death. He had his pants down and was ‘waving his genitalia’ around when the car, driven by Saxon’s girlfriend, knocked him to the ground
Saxon pulled a knife from the car and stabbed Mr Schulze four times during the melee.
The injuries were so severe ‘intestines were protruding from his stomach’.
Mr Schulze was taken to hospital at 4am but died about midday the following day.
Saxon had previous assault convictions on his record, The Courier Mail reported.
His family sobbed in court as his life sentence was read out. He will spend at least 20 years behind bars before he is eligible for parole.
Mr Mennebroecker returned to Australia from Germany to testify during the trial where he confessed some of his details may be a bit muddled due to the trauma of losing such a close friend.
Emergency services arrived on the scene (pictured) after Mr Schulze was stabbed four times during an argument with Saxon
He said he did not see if Mr Schulze had his pants down. He thought the fight had been in front of the car, while other witnesses have said it broke out behind the vehicle.
Ms Wilkes told the court last week Mr Schulze had jumped up from the ground after she hit him, pulled up his pants and was aggressive when she and her boyfriend got out of the car.
She said Mr Schulze and his friend had both pushed her and Saxon.
The men also threw punches but these did not connect because they were so drunk, Ms Wilkes also said.
She told the court she tried desperately to stop the fight between Saxon and Mr Schulze and his friend.
Mr Mennebroecker told the court on Monday Ms Wilkes had yelled at Saxon to ‘stop’.
But he denied they had pushed her when she tried to stop the fight.
‘Nobody touched her,’ Mr Mennebroecker said during the trial.