Nine charged with murder over mother’s brutal death

NINE people have now been charged with murder following the death of a woman who died after being bashed and stabbed in a horror home invasion in Toowoomba earlier this month.

Debbie Combarngo, 37, was brutally beaten with a golf club, hammer and metal poles before being stabbed in the chest by a group of people who stormed her Wilsonton unit on May 6.

She was rushed to Toowoomba Base Hospital with horrific injuries but could not be saved and later died.


Nine people – six women and three men – were arrested outside a nearby Hungary Jacks shortly after the horrific attack after reportedly leaving the McGregor Street unit in a maxi taxi.

The men and women, aged between 23 and 34, were initially each charged with two counts of assault occasioning bodily harm and one count of enter dwelling with intent.

Queensland Police released a statement a short time ago, confirming that all nine people have since each been charged with one count of murder, in addition to their initial charges.

The accused are: Lynn Fay Jean Anderson, Shiralee Fernando, Ashley Aaron Fing, Rhianna Jade Fing, Ty Peter Fing, Christine Maree Hall, Jana Leigh Hall, Rhonda Ann Hall and Joshua James Lingwoodock.

All nine were scheduled to appear in Toowoomba Magistrates Court this afternoon.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or who may have any relevant information that could assist police with their investigation is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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