Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Australian man attacked hairdresser for not making his girlfriend look like Jennifer Lopez

Notorious Queensland figure Jade Lacey is expected to stand trial next year for allegedly attacking his girlfriend's hairdresser after a $1600 haircut failed to make her look like Jennifer Lopez.

The allegations have been in the court system for almost three years but the case has had to take a back seat to a plethora of other legal actions against Lacey, including murder, attempted murder, drug trafficking and armed robbery.

During a brief appearance at the Gold Coast's Southport District Court yesterday Crown prosecutors and lawyers for Lacey agreed it was unlikely the case would go to trial this year as Lacey's court diary was already jam-packed.

Lacey will appeal against his five-year sentence for unlawful wounding over the death of Kevin Palmer next month and also is facing an attempted murder trial and a drug trafficking hearing before the end of the year.

The assault trial stems from a bizarre series of events in 2006. Lacey's then-girlfriend Aleena Shadbina allegedly paid $1600 to Broadbeach hairdresser Phillipe Hadchiti for hair extensions, and later returned wanting a hair dye to look more like Hollywood star J-Lo. Mr Hadchiti said he would not dye the hair but another salon did.

Lacey later returned to Mr Hadchiti's salon after his girlfriend complained about the results of her J-Lo-inspired do. An argument broke out and Lacey allegedly punched Mr Hadchiti after demanding a refund and trying to take money out of the till. The couple have since split up. The case was listed for a further mention at Southport District Court on October 26.

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