Stabbing in Newcastle

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A 10-year-old girl from Boolaroo Newcastle was found on 29 April 2024 with multiple stab wounds in her home. Her sister, who is 17-years old, has been charged with a domestic-violence related murder.

Emergency services rushed to the home Monday afternoon after receiving numerous 000 calls, but the 10-year-old succumbed to her wounds at the scene. Homicide squad commander Danny Doherty has stated the Prosecution intends to allege that the 17-year-old is solely responsible for the death. He also commented that this incident is “unthinkable” and has become a “very sensitive situation”. At this time, the incident has been deemed to be “out of the blue”. Superintendent Tracy Champan advised on 30 April 2024  that there are no records of the police being involved with this family previously for issues such as what occurred.

The 17-year-old cannot be named as she is under 18 and considered a juvenile. However, she did not appear in Broadmeadow Children’s Court. Her defence lawyer advised the Court that she would not be applying for bail and instead would remain in custody on remand. She will be appearing in Court in June.

If you or anyone you know needs help, call 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732) or Kids Helpline on 1800 551 800.

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