Broke Patel applies for legal aid

KILLER surgeon Jayant Patel has applied to Legal Aid Queensland to fund his appeal on manslaughter charges, because he can't afford to continue paying his legal team.

Patel, 60, was convicted in the Queensland Supreme Court earlier this year over the manslaughter of three patients and the grievous bodily harm of a fourth man whose healthy bowel he removed.

The charges relate to his time at Bundaberg Base Hospital between 2003 and 2005.

The US-trained doctor was jailed for seven years but launched an appeal of his convictions and his jail term.

Last month the appeal hearing - listed for November - was postponed due to Patel's financial trouble.


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