Man charged with killing former Australian soldier

A man will face court today, accused of the brutal stabbing murder of a former Australian soldier, just north of Brisbane.

Lee Matthew Hillier, known for his confrontation with Police during the 2013 Queen Street Mall siege, was named on Friday as the man wanted over the killing.

The 39-year-old was arrested in Carseldine in the early hours of this morning, following a stand-off with officers at a hotel.


At about 8.20pm on Friday, police declared an emergency situation under the Public Safety Preservation Act for the area around Denver Road.

“Specialist police entered a hotel room just after midnight and the man who was subject to an earlier public appeal was taken into custody,” Police explained in a statement.

After hours of questioning, Hillier was charged with one count of murder.

It’s alleged he stabbed Nathan Frazer in the head and chest during a frenzied attack in front of a 19-year-old woman in Murrumba Downs on Thursday morning.

Hillier was only released from jail in September last year, after serving time for the Mall siege.

Police confirmed the pair were ‘associates’, stressing the stabbing was not ‘random’.

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