An East Albury man who acted as a driver for a group of young men allegedly involved in a Lavington stabbing faces sentence in the District Court.
Robert Zacariah John was at his Eastern Circuit home when one of the three men came to his front door.
John was offered $10 to give them a lift to Wagga Road, where Troy Anthony Holland suffered "life-threatening" attack injuries.
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John, 38, is the only one to have pleaded guilty over the incident, which Albury Local Court has been told was a retaliatory act for Holland, 44, allegedly slashing the neck of his partner.
That was on the night of December 11, when Holland - a set of Crown agreed facts put before magistrate Miranda Moody on John's case - approached the woman, then 38, with a knife.
One of the men who travelled with John was one of the woman's sons, Jaydyn Nicholas Russell-Wiesner, 19.
Russell-Wiesner, who also appeared in court this week, is expected to be committed for trial in the District Court at the next mention of his matter. Another 19-year-old, Matthew Ritchie, was also charged.
John was committed on a charge of accessory after the fact to wounding a person with intention to cause grievous bodily harm.
The Crown facts tell of how a woman driving on Wagga Road that night saw some men punching and kicking another man, who was against the fence with blood all over his face.
The Crown says John, who was waiting in his car, yelled out: "Get in, get in."
"Once the others had got into the car, John pulled out in front of another vehicle and drove at speed and in an erratic manner from the scene."
They headed back to Eastern Circuit. At first John claimed he had been out shopping and had picked up three "intoxicated" men who flagged him down for a lift.
But he later admitted to police about one of the men asking for a lift to Lavington.
"Someone in the back" of the car later commented on how they "f--ked up".
A sentence date will be set on October 10.
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