Alleged Moorooka bus driver killer sent for psych exam

THE man accused of murdering a bus driver at Moorooka has been sent for a psychiatric assessment.

Anthony Mark Edward O'Donohue faced court on Tuesday over the October 28 attack in which a bus was set on fire and 29-year-old bus driver Manmeet Sharma died.

O'Donohue was facing 11 charges of attempted murder, one count of murder and one count of arson.

That has since been upgraded to 14 attempted murder charges after the police spoke with three other passengers, the Courier Mail reports.

Mr Alisher's death shocked and saddened the nation, in particular the Ipswich community where he was known as 'a friendly man' who was 'always smiling and always willing to help others'.

Locally, he was fondly remembered by all he met during his service for the Redbank head-quartered Westside Bus Company.

Ms Mario, whose department hired Mr Alisher, said he would be dearly missed.  

"He was such a friendly man and always smiling, and always willing to help where he could," she told the QT in October.  

"His persona was always so chirpy and bubbly, which is why we were so sad.  

"So many of the bus drivers were upset because they remembered him to be such a kind-hearted man with so much life in him.  

"He wasn't here for very long but was still very much a part of our team because we are a family here at Westside."