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IMAGE: Father ‘beaten to death with a guitar after intruder broke into his house and attacked him’

IMAGE: Tradie father-of-eight who was ‘beaten to death with a guitar while sleeping next to his wife’ – as his selfless final gesture is revealed

  • Shannon Weller, 36, died after he was reportedly beaten by an intruder last week
  • The plumber donated all his organs and saved three lives as a last selfless act
  • Michele Noel Risi was charged on Sunday with Mr Weller’s death in Byron Bay

An eight-year-old father reportedly beaten to death with a guitar in his own home may have saved three lives by donating his organs.

36-year-old Shannon Weller slept with his wife on March 23 when a man reportedly climbed through the window of their Gladesville apartment in north Sydney and beat him with the musical instrument.

He died on Sunday of horrific head injuries at the Royal North Shore hospital.

36-year-old Shannon Weller slept with his wife on March 23 when a man reportedly climbed the window of their apartment and hit him with a guitar

36-year-old Shannon Weller slept with his wife on March 23 when a man reportedly climbed the window of their apartment and hit him with a guitar

Michele Noel Risi, 35, was arrested Sunday in Byron Bay after a six-day manhunt, according to the Northern District Times.

He has been charged with murder.

Mister Weller’s family has one Support me to help pay for the funeral.

His mother-in-law, Johann Thornton, described him as a “hardworking” plumber.

She said he had left behind a “wife and eight beautiful children.”

Ms Thornton also revealed Mr Weller’s last incredible selfless act.

Michele Noel Risi, 35, was arrested on Sunday in Byron Bay after a six-day manhunt

Michele Noel Risi, 35, was arrested on Sunday in Byron Bay after a six-day manhunt

Michele Noel Risi, 35, was arrested on Sunday in Byron Bay after a six-day manhunt

“His organs have been donated and will save three lives,” she said.

“My daughter cannot afford the funeral.

“Please help give them a way to say goodbye to him.”

Mister Weller's mother-in-law, Johann Thornton, described him as a 'hardworking' roofing plumber

Mister Weller's mother-in-law, Johann Thornton, described him as a 'hardworking' roofing plumber

Mister Weller’s mother-in-law, Johann Thornton, described him as a ‘hardworking’ roofing plumber

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