UPDATE | Three charged with murder over deadly Scenic Rim home invasion

UPDATE @ 6.30am, October 23 | Three people have now been charged with murder after a home invasion in the Scenic Rim.

It’s alleged four people were involved in the incident, which saw a 48-year-old father shot in the leg in front of his 13-year-old daughter.

He sadly died at the scene.


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Another man was struck on the head with a hammer.

Two men – a 28 and 29-year-old – were arrested in New South Wales over the weekend, and have now both been successfully extradited to Queensland and charged with murder.

Meantime, a third man – a 32-year-old from Beaudesert – has since been arrested and charged with murder as well.

The 28-year-old faced court yesterday, while the 29 and 32-year-old will front the Brisbane Magistrates Court today.

EARLIER @ 7.30pm, October 22 | One man has spent the night in a Brisbane watch house, after he was extradited to Queensland over a fatal home invasion in the Scenic Rim.

48-year-old Michael Menzel was shot in the leg during the invasion of a home in Gleneagle, near Beaudesert last Monday.

He died at the scene, in front of his 13-year-old daughter.

A second man was hit with a hammer and had to be hospitalised.

Two men, 29 and 28, were arrested in New South Wales over the weekend.

One arrived back in Queensland yesterday, and is expected to front court this morning.

While the other is expected to arrive later today.

EARLIER @ 3.30pm, October 22 | Two men will be extradited from New South Wales over the death of a man in a home invasion in the Scenic Rim.

A group of men stormed a home at Gleneagle near Beaudesert in the early hours of last Monday.

Michael Menzel, 48, was shot in the leg and died at the scene.

Mr Menzel’s 13-year-old daughter was home at the time and witnessed her father die.

A second man was hit in the head with the hammer and was taken to hospital in a stable condition.

A 29-year-old from Yarrabilba was arrested in Forbes on Friday.

He fronted Dubbo Local Court today where a magistrate approved his extradition back to Queensland.

A 28-year-old man from Jimboomba was arrested in Port Macquarie yesterday.

He front Port Macquarie Local Court today where Queensland detectives successfully applied for his extradition as well.

Both are expected to be taken back to Queensland in coming days.

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