A man who is accused of launching a shocking attack on a pregnant Muslim woman in a cafe is exposed for the first time – when he tells the judge that he doesn't want a lawyer and intends to plead guilty
- Stipe Lozina is accused of assaulting a pregnant woman in Bay Vista, Parramatta
- CCTV reportedly showed that Lozina hit Rana Elasmar in the head on November 20
- He was on trial on Thursday for separate charges of persecuting two women
A man accused of beating and kicking a heavily pregnant muslin woman in a cafe in Sydney told a court he didn't want a lawyer.
Stipe Lozina appeared on Thursday via video link at the Parramatta District Court, where he pleaded guilty to intimidating and persecuting two women in October.
The 43-year-old told the court that he also intends to plead guilty to attacking and indicting an alleged attack on Rana Elasmar at the Bay Vista Cafe in Parramatta on November 20 at around 10:30 p.m., the ABC said.
"Would you like legal advice on these charges?" the judge Lozina.
"No, I will plead guilty," he replied.
CCTV recordings that shocked Australia reportedly showed that he had assaulted the expectant mother before stomping on the head in an allegedly unprovoked attack.
Stipe Lozina (pictured) is accused of beating and kicking a heavily pregnant muslin woman in a café in Sydney
The 43-year-old was also charged with assault after allegedly attacking Rana Elasmar, who dined at the Bay Vista Cafe in Parramatta, Sydney's western suburbs at around 10:30 p.m. on November 20
Ms. Elasmar, who was 38 weeks pregnant, was reportedly beaten 14 times and trampled twice.
Lozina is believed to have made a racist mistake when he approached Ms. Elasmar and her friends.
Mrs. Elasmar's husband told Nine messages She will likely give birth to her fourth child in the next few days.
"She's afraid of being alone after the ordeal," he added.
Ms. Elasmar released a statement after the alleged attack and thanked Australia for having gathered behind her.
She said the incident was not the first time that she had experienced racism, but she was still shocked that her attacker could be so cruel.
Ms. Elasmar, who was 38 weeks pregnant, was reportedly beaten 14 times and trampled twice
Lozina is believed to have made a racist mistake when he approached Ms. Elasmar and her friends
"I hope the judicial system lives up to its name," she said.
“I'm afraid of the world our children will grow up in if this is not addressed. I urge all Australians, Muslims and non-Muslims, to jointly protect innocent people from racist or religious attacks. & # 39;
On Thursday, magistrate Andrew Millar asked Lozina at least four times in court to consider talking to a legal aid representative.
"Obviously, these are serious matters and they can have serious consequences for you," said Millar.
When Lozina was asked if he wanted legal advice in connection with the alleged Parramatta attack, the defendant replied, "No, I will plead guilty."
Lozina has not yet made a plea.
Lozina will return to court on December 13, where he will do a mental health check.
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