Logan man charged with stabbing murder of girlfriend’s father

UPDATE @ December 27: A Logan man accused of accused of allegedly stabbing his girlfriend’s father to death during a family Christmas gathering has now been charged with murder.

The 33-year-old was arrested at a home in Woodridge on Saturday after police found the body of a 53-year-old man in the front yard of a house at North Ipswich just before midnight on Friday.

Police said initial investigations suggest the pair had become involved in a dispute which turned violent.


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“There was a relationship there between the male that’s in custody and the deceased’s daughter,” Detective Acting Inspector Heath McQueen said.

“It appears to be some sort of domestic dispute which unfortunately has escalated to a point where significant violence has occurred and a male person has lost his life.

“Homicides are tragic at anytime, but at Christmas time the emotion around Christmas and the event people were there to celebrate and the Christmas period, has unfolded in a tragic way.”

The 33-year-old Woodridge man has been charged with one count each of murder, assault occasioning bodily harm (domestic violence related) and wilful damage.

He has been denied police bail and is due to appear in the Ipswich Magistrates Court on Monday, December 28.

EARLIER @ December 26: A man has been taken into custody following the death of his girlfriend’s father at a home in North Ipswich on Christmas night.

Officers were called to Hall Street just before midnight, where the body of a 53-year-old man was discovered in the front yard of a home.

“Initial investigations suggest an altercation took place between two men which resulted in one being fatally wounded,” Queensland Police said.

A crime scene was established at the home in the early hours of this morning, with a 33-year-old man arrested at a property in Woodridge around 5.00am.

Detective Acting Inspector Heath McQueen said it appeared to be the tragic result of a family dispute.

“There was a relationship there between the male that’s in custody assisting us and the deceased’s daughter,” he said.

“It appears to be some sort of domestic dispute which unfortunately has escalated to a point where significant violence has occurred and a male person has lost his life”

“Homicides are tragic at anytime, but at Christmas time the emotion around Christmas and the event people were there to celebrate and the Christmas period, has unfolded in a tragic way.”

No charges have been laid at this stage, however anyone with vision of the incident or further information is urged to contact police.

Investigations are continuing.

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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.

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