Coolangatta man accused of killing Rugby League identity

A breakthrough for Detectives working on the case of murdered rugby league identity Tony McGrath.

In May last year the body of the high-profile referee was located at his home on Maynard Street in Woolloongabba.  An autopsy revealed he died as a result of a gunshot wound.

Last night and as a result of extensive investigations, detectives from the Dutton Park Criminal Investigation Branch and State Crime Command’s Homicide Investigation Unit arrested a man from Coolangatta.


The 43-year-old man faces a whole host of charges following the death of Mr McGrath who was 57-years-old.

He is accused of murder, robbery with violence whilst armed, attempted murder or alternatively GBH, arson, stupefying in order to commit indictable offence, enter premises with intent and three weapons act offences.

Detectives also executed a search warrant at a Terranorra, NSW residence and are speaking to a number of people believed to be linked to the investigation.