It has been revealed the Sydney father who awoke to find an intruder in his home rang triple-zero in a panic, after the man he attacked fell unconscious.
“Come quickly, he’s unconscious, call me back now, quickly,” he begged, reports the Daily Telegraph.
The man, who was later revealed to be Bradley Soper a personal trainer and ‘strongman’ champion, died after being restrained in Johan Schwartz’ chokehold.
The 44-year-old found Mr Soper in his loungeroom in the early hours of Sunday morning, while his young daughter and wife slept metres away.
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The Daily Telegraph has also spoken to senior police sources who don’t believe Mr Schwartz will be charged over the incident.
Fairfax is reporting police have also reached out to the state’s homicide squad for advice on the case.
He was interrogated by police for more than 10 hours at the police station directly after Mr Soper’s death, but released “pending inquiries.”
Friends have said Mr Soper was a cocaine and steroid user, after witnesses described him walking around the neighbourhood prior to the break-in looking like a “crazed zombie.”
Neighbours and then paramedics performed CPR for seven minutes but he couldn’t be revived.
He’d been hospitalised with kidney failure two weeks before his death but had kept the condition from his parents.
“We’re devastated, his mum can’t stop crying,” said his dad.