Daughter, 23, is charged with murder over the brutal stabbing death of her dreaded standover husband, father who cut off ears, broke fingers and crushed his victims’ testicles with pliers
- Michael John Carroll died of multiple stab wounds to the stomach on Saturday
- He was found outside a friend’s house in Tenambit in regional New South Wales
- His daughter Maddison Hickson, 23, was arrested and charged with murder
- Carroll was a feared standover man who broke into the homes of drug dealers
The daughter of a dreaded standover man who once admitted to using pliers to a man’s testicles has been charged with murder.
Michael John Carroll, 51, was found with two stab wounds in the front of a friend’s house on Ronald Street in Tenambit, in the Hunter region of New South Wales, at 7.30pm on Saturday.
Paramedics tried to treat Carroll on the spot, although he could not be revived.
His daughter Maddison Hickson, 23, was arrested by police on Sunday morning and charged with murder.
Pictured: 23-year-old Maddison Hickson stabbing her father Michael John Caroll to death
The daughter of a standover man (pictured, Michael John Carroll) who once admitted to using pliers to a man’s testicles has been charged with murder
Neighbor Leesa Brinkley told us 7 News she heard the young mother say, “Put pressure on the wound, call the ambulance quickly, get him out of here before the police come.”
When Mrs. Brinkley walked out, she saw “police and ambulance everywhere.”
Just 100 yards away, Hickson’s grandmother’s house became a crime scene when evidence was found in her front yard.
Hickson, who has a three-year-old son, initially fled the scene, but was arrested when police found her at home.
She has not filed for bail and the police are still hunting the weapon and a motive.
Detective Inspector Ranald Urquhart said police are still looking for a weapon and motive.
“We don’t know what led to the incident, and that is currently the subject of ongoing investigation,” he said.
Carroll was a feared standover man known for torturing drug dealers and other criminals.
Michael John Carroll, 51, was found on Saturday at 7:20 p.m. with multiple stab wounds in front of a friend’s house on Ronald Street in Tenambit, Hunter Region of New South Wales (photo, on-site emergency services Saturday night)
Paramedics tried to treat Carroll on the spot, although he could not be revived
He faced trial after a series of home invasions in 2014.
Police say he wielded a tomahawk and a carving knife and demanded that the dealers hand over their drugs.
Several victims had cut ears, broken bones and burnt body parts.
Carroll admitted to hitting a man with a baseball bat and then using forceps on his fingers, toes, and testicles.
He pleaded guilty to one count of assault that resulted in actual bodily harm.
A source said Carroll was “crazy, crazy, even for the bikes.”
His daughter Maddison Hickson, 23, was arrested by police on Sunday morning and charged with murder (photo, police photograph the scene)