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29 April 2010, JellyBean @ 12:27 pm

DAMIAN Amos says he was just following orders from a “head alien” when his car sped into another vehicle in 2004, killing a Gold Coast grandfather.

But government prosecutors said Amos was simply drunk, The Gold Coast Bulletin reports today.

During the opening day of his trial in Southport District Court Tuesday, the 32-year-old pleaded not guilty, on the grounds of insanity, to the dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, causing death.

The jury heard how Amos had a history of paranoid schizophrenia and had not taken his medication the morning of October 9, 2004, when his car, travelling at 140km/h (87mph), rear-ended the hatchback of 58-year-old Keith Evenis in Queensland.

The massive impact shunted the hatchback forward 74m (243 feet.) into a tree. It exploded in a fireball, instantly killing Evenis.

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Daily Telegraph

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