Senior executive, 61, charged with stabbing to death his girlfriend of 13 years, reportedly dubbed triple-0 – as new details emerge about the couple being ‘heavily involved’ in local politics
- Man would have called 000 after stabbing
- His partner died in their Sydney apartment
A once high-flying manager accused of stabbing his partner of 13 years to death in their unit allegedly called triple-0 immediately afterwards.
Anthony ‘Tony’ Eriksen, 61, is believed to have killed his partner Lisa Fenwick, 59, with a series of stab wounds to her chest at the ‘Mascot Square’ apartments on Church Ave, Mascot, south of Sydney, on Easter Sunday.
A neighbor reported screaming coming from the couple’s apartment before emergency services arrived at around 6pm.
A NSW police spokesman told Daily Mail Australia that Erikson allegedly called emergency services following the alleged stabbing, with NSW Police taking him into custody while paramedics attempted to rescue his partner.
Mrs. Fenwick tragically died at the scene, despite paramedics’ efforts to resuscitate her.
It is clear that the pair were heavily involved in local politics, including the elections to the City of Sydney Council.
Anthony ‘Tony’ Eriksen, 61, reportedly dialed triple-0 before being accused of killing his partner with a series of stab wounds to her chest
Lisa Fenwick, 59, tragically died of stab wounds on Easter Sunday
Erikson was charged with murder and faced Parramatta Bail Court on Monday.
His only words in court were ‘yes’ when asked by the magistrate if he understood his accusations. The Daily Telegraph reported.
He has not applied for bail.
According to his LinkedIn, Eriksen works as an independent nutritionist to “empower people to make healthy food choices throughout their lives.”
He previously held a number of positions in government, mining and banking, including insurance advisor at AMP and project manager at ANZ.
He also served as a senior financial analyst at the Department of Defense in 2009 and holds college degrees from Harvard University and Stanford University School of Medicine.
A 2017 news report revealed that Eriksen had lobbied Bayside Council to get timed parking on his street after complaints from drivers using the area for long-term parking for nearby Sydney Airport.
The emergency services were called to Mascot’s apartment around 6 p.m. on Sunday
He was successful and so signs were placed along parts of Church Ave restricting parking to one hour between 6am and 6pm, after the council approved a recommendation from the traffic commission.
Friend of the couple Jeremy Maspero described Ms Fenwick as ‘very sweet’ and said the couple were known in the area for walking their two dogs in the local parks.
“We used to call Tony ‘the mayor’ because he literally walked up and down ‘The Avenue’, as we called it (Church Ave) all day long, talking to people on the street about problems,” he said.
Local resident Prateek Mundae called the incident “shocking.”
“It’s very disheartening to hear,” Mr. Mundae told the ABC.
‘It’s quite surprising. I’ve lived here for three years.’
“I live on the corner and I saw a lot of police cars,” said another local resident.