NSW police charge man with murder at Griffith

A man has been charged with murder following an investigation into a suspicious death in the state’s south west.

About 2.30am on Friday 11 September 2020, emergency services were called to Sams Place, Griffith, after receiving reports of a concern for welfare.

Officers from Murrumbidgee Police District attended and found a man unconscious in a vehicle, suffering stab wounds.

The 25-year-old man was declared deceased at the scene.

A crime scene was established and examined by specialist forensic police.

Detectives from Murrumbidgee Police District, with the assistance of the State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad, established Strike Force Brobenah to investigate the circumstances surrounding the man’s death.

Following extensive inquiries, detectives from Murrumbidgee travelled to Lithgow and arrested a 21-year-old man at a correctives facility earlier today (Wednesday 25 November 2020).

He was taken to Lithgow Police Station and charged with murder and assault with intent to rob in company causing wounding.

Police will allege the younger man lured the older man to a location in Griffith and attempted to steal his motor vehicle. It’s further alleged the older man was hit multiple times with a pole and stabbed in the chest, resulting in fatal injuries.

The man was refused bail to appear in Bathurst Local Court via AVL today.

Investigations are continuing.

Anyone with information that may assist Strike Force Brobenah investigators is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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