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He just wanted a hug and now he s dead
Zak Harvey died after a night out. Picture: Supplied

A man charged over a push that allegedly caused another man who was trying to hug him to fall back and hit his head has indicated he will plead not guilty to causing grievous bodily harm.

Zak Harvey, 32, died from severe head injuries after his head hit the pavement outside a Murray Street nightclub on April 20.

Patrick Sunill Lilii, 26, faced the Perth Magistrates Court this morning for the first time where his lawyer indicated he would fight the charge.

The prosecution also indicated that it was still possible the charge could be upgraded.

Mr Harvey was drunk when it’s alleged he approached Mr Lilii at about 5am and tried to put his arms around him.

He had also hugged several other people outside the club prior to the incident.

Mr Lilii is due to face court again on July 31.

The West Australian

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