Kangaroo torturer pleads guilty to charges over firing gel blaster gun at pedestrians

A 'gel blaster' gun. Photo: x-forcetactical.com
A 'gel blaster' gun. Photo: x-forcetactical.com

A WANNEROO man has pleaded guilty to his role in firing a gel blaster gun at people in Craigie and to his part in Perth’s shocking kangaroo torture case.

Luke Kevin Dempster (26), who faced Joondalup Magistrates Court this morning, was one of four men arrested in September in relation to the torture and death of two kangaroos in May and June.

He also pleaded guilty in an unrelated attack to torturing a chicken by putting it on a fire fuelled by accelerant.

Police say the gel blaster incident occurred in Craigie on September 4, with Dempster facing three counts of common assault where he was involved in the firing of a gel blaster gun from a vehicle at people with intent to cause fear.

Projectiles from the gun hit a man, who was with his son, in the chest and stomach. Another projectile hit a woman’s shoulder and a man’s upper arm – they were out walking their dog.

Magistrate Gregory Benn today adjourned Dempster’s sentencing to December 5.