Australian Andrew Gosling faces caning over Singapore wine bottle death

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Australian accused of throwing a bottle off a Singapore balcony and killing a man below faces 15 years behind bars and a public CANING Australian man Andrew Gosling, 47, is charged with killing a man in Singapore The IT expert allegedly threw a wine bottle over the balcony of a unit in August Singapore grandfather Nasiari Sunee was hit on the head by the bottle and died Gosling is facing 15 years in jail and a public caning if found guilty of the crime 

By Josh Hanrahan and Daniel Piotrowski for Daily Mail Australia

Published: 23:43 BST, 22 September 2019 | Updated: 05:58 BST, 23 September 2019

An Australian man charged with killing a grandfather when he allegedly threw a wine bottle off the balcony of a Singapore high-rise is facing 15 years jail and a caning.

Andrew Gosling, 47, allegedly tossed a bottle of Italian red from the seventh floor of a Singapore apartment complex about 8.40pm on August 18.

The bottle, allegedly thrown by the Melbourne-born I.T contractor, hit Nasiari Sunee, 73, on the head, as he stood celebrating at a relative's housewarming party two storeys below.

Gosling, who works as a contractor for tech company Orica, had been charged with what is known locally as the 'killer-litter crime'.

But that charge was upgraded to the more serious 'voluntarily causing grievous hurt with an instrument' over the weekend, meaning if found guilty he now faces not only jail time but also caning.

Andrew Gosling (centre), 47, allegedly tossed a bottle of Italian red from the seventh floor of a Singapore apartment complex about 8.40pm on August 18, hitting and killing a man who was standing two floors below

Andrew Gosling (centre), 47, allegedly tossed a bottle of Italian red from the seventh floor of a Singapore apartment complex about 8.40pm on August 18, hitting and killing a man who was standing two floors below

The bottle hit Nasiari Sunee (right), 73, who was at a housewarming party two storeys below. He was rushed to hospital but died of his injuries.

The bottle hit Nasiari Sunee (right), 73, who was at a housewarming party two storeys below. He was rushed to hospital but died of his injuries.

Gosling faced a Singapore court on Saturday where prosecutors claimed in allegedly throwing the bottle he 'knew it to be likely' that he would cause grievous harm, The Straits Times reports.

Mr Sunee's

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