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During a morning shower, a 40-year-old man first heard smashing and banging.

Then he saw a masked intruder with a hammer in the bathroom.

Moments later he was struck in the head with the weapon during a home invasion in which another man was fatally shot near his 13-year-old daughter.

Beau Edward Cunningham and James Carstairs-Patten were among four people who broke into Michael Menzel’s residence in October 2019 to recover a drug debt.

They were all armed and wearing “menacing” Halloween masks in the early morning attack south of Brisbane.

Cunningham – who had a machete – kicked in the bathroom door before Carstairs-Patten confronted Menzel’s 40-year-old housemate.

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