Gold Coast men remanded in custody after being charged with murder

UPDATE @ 2.10pm: Two Gold Coast men and a Brisbane man have fronted court, charged with the murder of a 33-year-old Brisbane man.

Thomas Appleby, 21, was arrested on Sunday, while 23-year-old Damian Marco Markovski and 29-year-old James Torralba were arrested on Monday.

All three men were refused bail, and will remain behind bars until their next court appearance on February 4.


Outside court, Appleby’s lawyer Victoria Ward said her client would be fighting the charges.

EARLIER @9.00am: TWO more men have been charged with the murder of a Brisbane man who was found dead in his home on Friday afternoon.

The body of Robert Charles Frescon, 33, was found inside his Kelvin Grove property by members of his family around 3pm on January 18.

It’s understood the man’s sister became concerned after he failed to show up to work.

Following investigations into the man’s death, a 21-year-old Broadbeach man was arrested and charged with murder on Sunday.

Police revealed in a statement that a post-mortem examination confirmed Mr Frescon died as a result of a wound to his neck.

Two other men, a 23-year-old Broadbeach man and a 29-year-old St Lucia man, were also arrested by homicide detectives overnight and charged with one count each of murder.

The trio are all due to appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court this morning.