Douglas Crowson, 30, was sentenced to 8 years in jail for reckless manslaughter, while his brother Harold, 34, pleaded guilty to aggravated assault. About 20km from Top Springs Hotel The victim, 44, was kicked to the ground for not sharing beers.
On November 5, 2008, the Crowson brothers were traveling with the victim, his wife, their son on the Buchanan Highway when a fight broke out during a toilet break. Harold Crowson punched the victim in the face.
Then Douglas Crowson picked up a fist sized rock and struck the victim in the head fracturing his skull and causing a brain hemorrhage. The victim was discovered disorientated in the bush and later died in hospital.