Former weightlifter once known as 'Steroid Stan' admits to 'particularly vicious' assault on ex-friend in Holt

Cassandra Morgan
By Cassandra Morgan
Updated July 29 2020 - 2:09pm, first published July 27 2020 - 2:00am
Former weightlifter Stanley Hambesis, 60, leaving the ACT courts on Monday. Picture: Cassandra Morgan

A former weightlifter once known by the nickname "Steroid Stan" has admitted to attacking a man in Holt, telling the victim words to the effect of "you ruined my marriage" before landing the first blow.


Cassandra Morgan

Cassandra Morgan

Canberra Times health reporter

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