Man charged with killing former Australian soldier

A man will face court today, accused of the brutal stabbing murder of a former Australian soldier, just north of Brisbane.

Lee Matthew Hillier, known for his confrontation with Police during the 2013 Queen Street Mall siege, was named on Friday as the man wanted over the killing.

The 39-year-old was arrested in Carseldine in the early hours of this morning, following a stand-off with officers at a hotel.


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At about 8.20pm on Friday, police declared an emergency situation under the Public Safety Preservation Act for the area around Denver Road.

“Specialist police entered a hotel room just after midnight and the man who was subject to an earlier public appeal was taken into custody,” Police explained in a statement.

After hours of questioning, Hillier was charged with one count of murder.

It’s alleged he stabbed Nathan Frazer in the head and chest during a frenzied attack in front of a 19-year-old woman in Murrumba Downs on Thursday morning.

Hillier was only released from jail in September last year, after serving time for the Mall siege.

Police confirmed the pair were ‘associates’, stressing the stabbing was not ‘random’.

If you have information for Police, please contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day.

You can also report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

Since graduating from University in 2003, Rachel has worked in radio in a variety of roles including announcer, journalist and copywriter. The crazy world of radio has taken her from her hometown of Toowoomba to Wollongong, Sydney, Brisbane and finally the Gold Coast when in 2009 she started writing and presenting news with Hot Tomato and myGC.com.au.

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