Man arrested over horror axe murder in Melbourne

A man who allegedly hacked a man to death with an axe at a boarding house in Melbourne on Monday has been arrested.

The body of 45-year-old Stefan ‘Stef” Lovic was found dead with horrific injuries at The Regal boarding home on Little Grey Street in St Kilda shortly after 5am on Monday.

Earl Jones, 29, was arrested over the death at a hotel on Fitzroy Street this afternoon.


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He is in police custody and is expected to be charged with one count of murder.

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