GP must serve at least 10 years for knife attack on pharmacist

An appeal court has rejected his claim that he is no longer a danger to the public

A GP who tried to murder a pharmacist out of “sheer vengeance” after she reported him to AHPRA has lost an appeal against his 15-year sentence.

GP must serve at least 10 years for knife attack on pharmacist

Dr Brian Holder was found guilty of attempted murder for violently attacking the 28-year-old Port Lincoln, SA, pharmacist with a knife concealed in a bunch of flowers.

He appealed, claiming the jail time was “manifestly excessive” considering his previous good character, age, physical illnesses and mental conditions.

He also appealed on a number of other grounds,

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