A MAN was yesterday committed to stand trial over an aggravated break and enter causing actual bodily harm to his cousin at North Albury last year.
It is alleged Michael Andrew Kennedy’s 11-year relationship with his partner was terminated by her and he was told he was no longer welcome at her home.
The woman had started a new relationship with Kennedy’s cousin.
Police allege Kennedy, 28, went to his former partner’s house in Kooba Street, North Albury, about 4.28am on December 17 last year.
He had arrived in Albury by train and took a taxi to the residence.
It is alleged Kennedy entered through a broken window and the victim was sleeping on a couch.
He was woken after being punched in the face and felt blood running into his left eye.
There was a confrontation between the two men, Kennedy’s former partner left the house and police were called.
Officers arrived and set up a crime scene and there were blood splatters on three separate walls.
The victim had seven stitches to an eye wound.
Kennedy, formerly of Albury, has pleaded not guilty to the charge.
Magistrate Tony Murray committed him for trial in the District Court at Albury with the case listed for a call-over next month.