'This is for you': GP allegedly lured pharmacist with flowers before knife attack

An Adelaide doctor has pleaded not guilty to the attempted murder of a pharmacist who reported him to AHPRA

An Adelaide doctor has gone on trial in the Supreme Court accused of trying to kill a pharmacist who reported him to the health watchdog for overprescribing painkillers to patients.

Legal case

Dr Brian Holder, 69, pleaded not guilty to the attempted murder of Port Lincoln pharmacist Kelly Akehurst on 10 October 2017.

Prosecutors said he went to the Terry White Pharmacy where Mrs Akehurst worked, lured the 28-year-old out from behind the counter with a bunch of flowers and then tried to stab her with a 15cm fishing knife.