An Albany-raised man was allegedly beaten to death with a wooden bar stool while on holiday in Bali last week with his young family. Troy Johnston, 40, was holidaying on the island paradise with his wife and son when his night out came to a fatal end. Kuta police allege Gede Wijaya attacked Mr Johnston with a stool at Uncle Benz in Jimbaran, about 3am last Thursday. Mr Johnston’s wife Oman found him in a pool of blood on the cafe terrace after he failed to return to their accommodation. Indonesian authorities said the men had been drinking together before a physical confrontation. “The perpetrator urinated by the victim and then Troy made trouble at the cafe that was owned by the perpetrator. The victim threw the bottle and glass, so the perpetrator hit the victim with the chair,” police alleged. Mr Wijaya denied those claims at a police press conference, where he was flanked by armed officers and dressed in an orange jumpsuit. “I am very regretful and have no intention to do that because I know him very well so I don’t have any intention to do that,” he said. The 20-year-old murder suspect claimed Johnston was drunk and “throwing bottles on the street”. “He was drunk and lost control ... I tried to calm him down,” he said. “I am very sorry, I (didn’t) have any intention to hurt him.” Mr Johnston’s wife Oman posted an emotional message to him on social media, pleading for him to “wake up for us” and how much she missed him. Mr Johnston went to Spencer Park Primary School and Albany Senior High School and has family members living in Albany. He worked at Rio Tinto’s Perth Airport operations centre as an airport controller. His workmates were told of the devastating news last Friday. A Rio Tinto spokesperson said the team was “deeply saddened” and would provide his family with as much support as they could. “We are devastated by the news that one of our much loved and valued team members has tragically passed away overseas,” they said. “Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with Troy’s family and friends, and we are providing them all the support we can during this very difficult time. “Troy’s colleagues are deeply saddened and we are providing them access to a range of support services.” Mr Johnston has been remembered as a funny man in tributes from friends. “Rest in peace you crazy, funny man, not forgotten,” Phil Byrne said. Mark Dryhurst said: “RIP mate, had some drinking time in Pattaya, happy days”. If Mr Wijaya is convicted, he faces 15 years behind bars.