THE SON of Adelaide Crows coach Phil Walsh has officially been charged with murder, accused of stabbing his father to death on Friday morning.
Since the news broke, supporters have been arriving at Adelaide Football Club headquarters to pay their respect.
Superintendent Des Bray confirmed 55-year-old Walsh was murdered in a Somerton Park home just after 2am.
"Police were able to establish that at around 2 o'clock, the son of the family had attended the home and there had been an argument," Supt Bray told the media this morning.
"I can't tell you anything about the argument or the circumstance of that, but as a result both Mr Walsh and his wife received wounds and the wounds ultimately caused Mr Walsh's death."
Paramedics treated Walsh for multiple stab wounds at the scene but were unable to save him.
His wife was taken to hospital with a wound to her leg but her injuries are said to be non-life threatening.
Mr Walsh's 26-year-old son ran from the scene immediately after the incident but was tracked down by authorities a short time later.
He was arrested over the murder taken to a local hospital for a psychiatric assessment.
Major Crime detectives and officers from the CIB remain at the crime scene.
The AFL's bosses are in the middle of talks at the moment to decide whether this weekend's clash between the Crows and Geelong will go ahead.
The AFL Players Association released a statement a short time ago.
"On behalf of all members, the AFL Players’ Association offers its most deepest sympathies to the family, friends and colleagues of Adelaide coach, Phil Walsh," the statement read.
"Our focus from here is the well being of the playing groups and staff of the Adelaide, Port Adelaide and West Coast Football Clubs.
We will provide all the necessary support through the services we currently have in place."
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