A 27-year-old man who was allegedly stabbed to death by his own mother has been photographed for the first time.
Police were called Monday to a home in Sanctuary Point, south of Nowra, and found Daniel Russell, 27, with a puncture wound in his chest before dying on the way to the hospital.
His mother, Avian Meller 66, has been accused of murder after the alleged stabbing death.
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Daniel Russell, 27, (pictured) was allegedly stabbed by his mother Avian Meller, 66
Barry Baxter has lived with the couple for two decades and was surprised by the news.
"They were nice people … I'm really shocked by everything, you hear it on the news and yet, here it is, right next door," he told 9 News.
He saw that the victim's father came to the house and said he seemed "baffled."
He also revealed that Russell had a young son.
Barry Baxter (pictured) has lived with the couple for two decades and was impressed by the news
Inspector Deborah O & # 39; Reilly said that a verbal altercation led to the alleged attack and confirmed that it was an internal altercation.
Miss Meller was arrested at the scene and taken to Nowra Police Station.
She was charged with manslaughter on Tuesday and granted conditional bai.
She will appear at the Local Court in Nowra on September 14.
Avian Meller, 66, was accused of stabbing her son after police arrived and found him dead inside his family home.
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