Distressed ... a couple believed to be the alleged killer's parents outside court yesterday and (inset) Dean-Willcocks. Picture: Adam Ward Source: The Daily Telegraph
A BUILDER celebrating his 23rd birthday allegedly bashed an elderly man to death in a drunken race-hate crime.
James Anthony Dean-Willcocks, of Illawong, was yesterday charged with the murder of Magno Alvarado, 67.
Residents of Elouera Rd, Cronulla, told police of being woken about 5.30am on Saturday by a male yelling: "F ... off back to Japan". According to a statement tendered by police to Parramatta Bail Court, a man was heard to cry: "Help, help". One witness said he went to his balcony and allegedly saw a man "fling the victim on to the footpath, pick up the victim, shake him and throw him to the ground". The accused then allegedly punched Mr Alvarado in the head and body as many as 10 times. Another witness said he saw the victim thrown to the road, and Dean-Willcocks on top of him, punching him.
Police will allege Dean-Willcocks was heard yelling "Ya Jap". Another described seeing Mr Alvarado tackled, "body-slammed" and punched many times.
One witness told police he yelled at Dean-Willcocks to stop and asked what he was doing. "Mate, he's Japanese and he deserves it," the accused allegedly answered. It is understood Mr Alvarado was Filipino.
Stunned onlookers prevented Dean-Willcocks leaving the scene until police arrived. Mr Alvarado was taken to hospital but died about 2.30pm on Saturday. After Dean-Willcocks - wearing no shoes, and only one sock - was arrested, police noted he was intoxicated.
He has since told police he has "no recollection" of the incident and his last memory was "some time in the early hours of the morning" while he was at the Mercure Hotel in the city. Dean-Willcocks said he did not know how he got to Cronulla.
He made no application for bail and will appear in Central Local Court tomorrow.
Even aside from the racism (all asians are "Japs" now? Are we in 1945 or did I miss something??), how much of a fucking needle-dick coward do you have to be to attack a completely defenseless 67 year old man? I don't even have the words.