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
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.