Dad drank 36 beers before death in son's manslaughter case, NSW court hears

A weed sprayer accused of the manslaughter of his father, who allegedly drank 36 bottles of beer in the lead-up to falling over, has been granted bail.

Brady Phillip Sheather, 22, is charged with the manslaughter of Phillip Sheather, 56, at their Bungendore, NSW, home on February 23.

The Crown alleges Sheather struck his father causing him to fall and hit his head, citing a recording when he said he "tapped" his father on the head.

A court heard a father drank 36 bottles of beer in the 24 hours leading up to his death. Source: Getty Images

In the NSW Supreme Court on Monday, his barrister Tony Evers described the father as "an aggressive, difficult man when drinking" and said he drank 36 bottles of beer in the 24 hours leading up to his death.

He said it was not clear in the recording what the son meant by a "tap on the head", whether it was of sufficient force to create a risk a reasonable person would appreciate would cause serious injury.

Justice Robertson Wright granted him bail with conditions including he live with his grandfather who will deposit $10,000 surety, report daily to Queanbeyan police and be subject to a curfew from 7pm to 6am.

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