A man who allegedly took part in a heroin suicide pact and helped his girlfriend die of a drug overdose has been granted bail.
John Christopher Walmsley, 33, faces charges of aiding and abetting suicide and supplying a drug of dependence. He has pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Police allege Walmsley and his 25-year-old girlfriend formed a pact to kill themselves in late December last year.
Walmsley allegedly bought six doses of heroin, each weighing about 0.25g, and the couple injected themselves with the drug.
The woman died, leaving behind a young daughter, but Walmsley survived and has been in custody since his arrest in April.
The ACT Supreme Court heard yesterday Walmsley’s girlfriend had not been a drug addict but had been abusing alcohol when she met the man at Alcoholics Anonymous.
Read the rest… The fact that the man had no business in AA to begin with will come as no surprise to anyone.