THE nephew of Melbourne murderer Christopher Hudson will plead guilty to a vicious attack on a student that prosecutors will argue was racially based.
Shannon Hudson, 21, whose Hells Angels uncle was jailed for life in 2008, was originally charged with a co-defendant with attempted murder, which has now been withdrawn.
But lawyers for Hudson and Wayne O’Brien, 20, who both appeared yesterday in the Victorian Supreme Court, confirmed their clients would plead guilty to intentionally causing serious injury. They are also charged with an offence of affray from an incident in Ascot Vale on June 27 when an Asian international student, 21, was attacked.
The assault on the victim included the use of a brick that caused a severe injury to his skull.
In court yesterday, Shannon Hudson and O’Brien appeared on video link from separate prisons. A third defendant has yet to be dealt with in a Children’s Court.
Prosecutor Michael Roper filed an indictment with the two charges for both defendants that he told Justice Paul Coghlan would be listed as a plea hearing. Justice Coghlan queried whether the charge of affray was necessary as it could lead to ”double punishment” of the defendants.
Both Hudson and O’Brien were remanded in custody for a plea hearing on November 16.
Christopher Hudson shot dead lawyer and father-of-three Brendan Keilar and attempted to murder Dutch backpacker Paul de Waard in 2007 when they tried to help a woman he was assaulting.
Hudson shot all three, including the woman, former model Kaera Douglas, at a Melbourne central intersection after he dragged her by the hair from a taxi.
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