Teen charged with murdering man in domestic violence-related attack

UPDATE 1:20PM | A TEENAGER has been charged with murder after he allegedly stabbed a man to death in a domestic violence-related attack at a house in Sydney’s west.

The 50-year-old victim was found with multiple stab wounds at the Waikanda Crescent home at Whalan following a domestic disturbance around 5.30pm on Saturday.

It’s understood he had tried to break up a dispute between the 19-year-old male and a young woman when the teen allegedly stabbed him in a frenzied attack.


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Sadly, the older man’s injuries were too severe and he died at the scene.

Police said he was not related to the 19-year-old.

The teen was arrested at a relative’s house nearby shortly after the attack.

He was taken to Mt Druitt Police Station where he was today formally charged with the man’s murder.

Although shaken up, the woman and a young child who was also in the home at the tome were not physically harmed during the incident.

The 19-year-old remains in custody and is due to front Parramatta Bail Court this afternoon.

FIRST: A MAN has been stabbed to death in a domestic violence-related attack at a house in Sydney’s west.

Emergency services were called to the Waikanda Crescent home in Whalan around 5.30pm on Saturday.

They arrived to find a 50-year-old man inside the house with multiple life-threatening stab wounds.

Sadly, the man could not be saved and was pronounced dead before he could be taken to hospital.

A woman and child who were also at the home at the time of the attack escaped uninjured.

A 19-year-old man was arrested nearby the house a short time later. He was taken to Mt Druitt Police Station where he remained in police custody overnight, assisting detectives with their investigation.

The Waikanda Crescent home was declared a crime scene and examined by forensic police.

No charges had been laid at the time of writing.