Thursday, September 7, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Accused Bogie Shooter Defends Himself

The man accused of killing three family members in Bogie, west of Bowen, last year has attempted to represent himself at court this week saying that he was unable to get legal aid because he was told he didn’t have enough paperwork.

On Tuesday Darryl Valroy Young appeared in Bowen Magistrates Court and his case was adjourned until next Tuesday.

It has been over a year since he allegedly murdered married couple, Mervyn and Maree Schwarz along with Maree’s son Graham Tighe.

Maree’s other son, Ross Tighe, was also shot but managed to escape, driving over 40 kilometres to raise the alarm.

Mr Young appeared by video link from Townsville Correctional Centre on Tuesday and an ABC News court report stated that he tried to represent himself because he was refused legal aid as he didn’t have enough paperwork.

The matter was adjourned once again, but Acting Magistrate Ron Muirhead told Mr Young he could not continue to delay.

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