June 15, 2022
Ex-Murgon pharmacist Curtis Shea Mickan, 36, has had two charges of attempted murder against him dropped.
However, Mickan faces other charges and told Brisbane Magistrates Court on Wednesday morning that he intends to plead guilty.
These include arson, three counts of assault occasioning bodily harm, choking, common assault and wilful damage.
He was charged after a fire destroyed his Brisbane home on May 16 last year.
Emergency services were called to the Eveleigh Street house in Wooloowin just after 6:00am.
Mickan’s wife and mother-in-law were inside at the time the blaze started but escaped physically unharmed.
Earlier the same day Mickan had been involved in an alleged domestic violence incident at the home but had not been charged.
After the fire, he was charged with two counts each of attempted murder and arson, assault occasioning bodily harm, common assault and wilful damage.
Mickan appeared via videolink at the brief hearing.
The prosecution offered no evidence on the attempted murder charges and one count of arson, but a fresh charge of choking was laid.
Mickan will be sentenced in the District Court at a later date.