Could vicious Rocky assault be a case of mistaken truck?

A ROCKHAMPTON man's efforts to clear his name of a vicious assault may come down to whether a truck had a tray back or not.

Kym Edwin Goodman was convicted and jailed for a November 2013 assault at an IGA car park - which he denies was him.

Goodman was alleged to have been at the scene when police identified a truck parked in the car park as belonging to his son through its number plate and the victim identified him on a police photo board.

But Goodman told Brisbane Court of Appeal the truck - which was seen on CCTV footage played to the court - could not have been son's as the truck in the video had a tray back and his son's was enclosed.

Crown prosecutor Glen Cash said he had not considered the build of the truck and did not believe it had been an issue during the trial.

Mr Cash said because the victim had identified Goodman and because a man who looked like Goodman appeared on CCTV footage, the build of the truck was unlikely to sway the jury's decision.

Goodman admitted a man seen in video footage did look like him - but said that did not mean it was him.

"The complainant identified someone she thought was myself," he said.

"It does look similar to me but there are other people in town who look similar to me."

Mr Cash said it was an "extraordinary coincidence" for a truck with a similar number plate to Goodman's son's and a man who looked like Goodman to have been involved in the assault.

Goodman has already served time behind bars for the offence but is appealing for the conviction to be overturned to clear his name. The court will announce its decision at a later date. - APN NEWSDESK


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