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Broome manslaughter appeal fast-tracked

AAP logoAAP 15/11/2016

Josh Warneke's grieving mother Ingrid Bishop © AAP Image/Angie Raphael Josh Warneke's grieving mother Ingrid Bishop An illiterate Aboriginal man jailed for killing a 21-year-old man in Broome in 2010 has successfully applied to have an appeal against his manslaughter conviction fast-tracked.

Gene Gibson, who is from the remote desert community of Kiwirrkurra, is serving seven-and-a-half years behind bars for fatally striking Josh Warneke with a pole from behind as he walked home from a night out in the Kimberley town.

Lawyer Michael Lundberg said orders had been made to expedite the three-day appeal, which has been tentatively scheduled for early March.

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