Man accused of killing schoolgirl Charlise Mutten hit with more charges

The man accused of murdering Gold Coast schoolgirl Charlise Mutten in the New South Wales Blue Mountains earlier this year is facing fresh charges.

Justin Stein was in January charged with the murder of his fiancé’s nine-year-old daughter after her body was discovered in a barrel near the Colo River.

Following his arrest, a search was carried out in bushland near Mt Wilson where two firearms and ammunition were found. The items were seized and underwent forensic examination.


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As a result, police on Thursday visited Silverwater prison, where they arrested the 31-year-old and charged him with additional offences.

He has been hit with two counts of possess unregistered firearm, two counts of possess unauthorised firearm, possess ammunition without licence/permit, and aggravated break and enter in company.

He has also been charged with two counts of possess child abuse material for unrelated matters.

The man is due to appear before Penrith Local Court today.

Investigations under Strike Force Buena continue.