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25-June-2017 (John Huth)
25-June-2017 (John Huth)

Photographs supplied by John Huth / Russell Byers

The plaque commemorates Eunji Ban who was bashed to death on her way to her job as a cleaner in November 2013.

The South Korean woman had only been in Australia for six weeks prior to her murder. Her killer was jailed for life for her murder. 

A man who bashed a Korean woman to death near Brisbane’s CBD in 2013 has been found guilty of murder. Alex Reuben McEwan admitted killing Eunji Ban in November 2013 but pleaded not guilty to murder on mental health grounds. On Thursday, members of her family hugged and cried after a Brisbane Supreme Court jury found McEwan guilty, rejecting his defence that his schizophrenia left him unable to control his actions. 

McEwan claimed he was possessed by a demon when he attacked Ms Ban near her Roma Street Parklands unit in the early hours of the morning. He dragged her body up stairs to the nearby Wickham Park and dumped it by a tree.

McEwan, who was diagnosed with schizophrenia after his arrest, told the court he tried but could not prevent himself from attacking Ms Ban. However, three psychiatrists gave evidence during the trial that they did not believe McEwan was suffering the effects of schizophrenia at the time of the killing. McEwan will be sentenced today.
news.com.au, 23 August 2018. 




Address:Albert Street, Wickham Park, Spring Hill, 4000
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.466619
Long: 153.022621
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Actual Event Start Date:24-November-2013
Actual Event End Date:24-November-2013


Front Inscription

In memory of Eunji Ban

1 Feb 1991 - 24 Nov 2013

Forever remembered by the people of Brisbane

[ Korean Inscription ]


Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au