Slain dad victim of previous home invasion

UPDATE:  A 46-YEAR-OLD father killed in a shocking attack at Murwillumbah on Friday morning had been stabbed in the eye during a violent home invasion two months ago.

The man was killed at his Quarry Road granny flat early this morning had been released from hospital recently after suffering the injury in April.

The man's 25-year-old man also injured in this morning's attack.

Officers are expected to interview a 48-year-old man who was also injured in the April home invasion as part of several lines of inquiry being pursued.



Police  have confirmed that a crime scene is being examined and that they are searching for an offender.

They said the extent of the injuries and how those injuries occurred is unknown at the moment.

Det Insp Brendan Cullen told media that the home invasion happened some time around 3am.

"How they actually got inside the place is unknown at this time.''

He said police would not know more about the nature of the attack and weapons used until forensic police had completed their initial investigations.

"There is nothing to suggest this was a random or targeted (attack).

"We are keeping an open mind.''

But he confirmed the fact that police were investigating whether there was any link to the previous home invasion.

"That is a line of inquiry we are following.''

Insp. Cullen said the dead man's son was assisting police with their investigations.

"He has just received superficial injuries. It's certainly not life threatening.''

See the full police statement here:


ORIGINAL: POLICE are investigating following the death of a man in South Murwillumbah this morning.

Just after 5am this morning, emergency services responded to reports of an injured man at a Reserve Creek Road home.

When they got there, they discovered a man, aged in his 40s, deceased.

Police have said they are also investigating reports that a second man, aged in his 20s, was assaulted at the address.

A crime scene has been established.

Police are urging anyone with information about this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page

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