Casino stabbing: Charges laid over latest stabbing death of teen in NSW northern rivers town
Teen charged with brutal murder of 17-year-old – and police fear ‘targeted’ murder could be linked to another fatal knife attack in the same city weeks earlier
- Teenager (17) would have been stabbed to death early on Saturday morning in his casino
- Strike Force Linford arrested a man, 18, who has been charged with murder
- It is the second fatal stabbing in the northern river town of NSW in four weeks
A quiet country town has been rocked for the second time in a month by another death of an allegedly stabbed teenager.
Emergency services were called to a house on McDougall Street in the NSW town of Casino on the north of the river early Saturday morning.
A 17-year-old teenager was found with stab wounds to his neck but died at the scene despite desperate attempts to resuscitate him.
The boy’s parents were also at home at the time.
Detectives cordoned off the street and launched Strike Force Linford to investigate the teen’s death.
Investigations by strike forces led to the arrest of an 18-year-old man at a casino house on Sunday morning.
A teenager is said to have been stabbed to death in his house in the casino on Saturday morning
He was charged with murder and refused bail to appear in Lismore court tomorrow.
After the man’s arrest, a second crime scene was established at his home and is being forensically examined.
The victim’s home has also been forensically examined by dozens of police officers, who revealed that the boy’s parents were home at the time of the alleged stabbing.
“They are as sad as you are, losing a child in any circumstances is tragic enough,” Chief Inspector Scott Tanner said.
It is the second fatal stabbing at Casino within a month after local teenager Lachlan Andrews (17) was allegedly stabbed to death outside a KFC during a fight involving up to 20 people.
Police fear the alleged incidents may be linked, but assured the public that there is no ongoing threat.
Police launched a strike force to investigate the teen’s death and made an arrest Sunday morning. Pictured is the cordoned off street of the alleged stabbing
The locals are shocked by the latest tragedy.
“It’s scary and very sad,” a neighbor told Nine News.
‘Quiet people. Sweetest people you’ve ever met.’
Another added: ‘I just don’t understand why teenagers can do things like this these days. It is not necessary.’
The latest alleged stabbing comes four weeks after Lachlan’s death on May 29, described by devastated loved ones as a ‘caring’ ‘family man’
A 17-year-old boy was later charged with murder, reckless injury and affliction.
Police spent the weekend investigating the McDougall Street crime scene (pictured)