Nurse Cait O & # 39; Brien is stabbed to death by friend Shea Sturt & # 39; in their apartment in Melbourne

Nurse, 31, recovering from brain surgery was reportedly stabbed to death by her friend, 33, who took care of her after surgery

  • Cait O & # 39; Brien, 31, was found stabbed to death in her home with her boyfriend
  • Her partner Shea Sturt, 33, was arrested in the Melbourne apartment building
  • Emergency services were called with reports that a woman had been stabbed
  • The man is accused of murder and will appear in court on Wednesday morning
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A nurse reportedly murdered in her apartment by her boyfriend was recovering from a brain operation she had just had a month earlier.

Cait O & # 39; Brien, 31, was found dead after the police left the house on Tuesday at 7.30 p.m. to carry out a welfare check.

Her friend Shea Sturt, 33, was arrested by Murder Police soon after the body was discovered in Gardenvale, in southeast Melbourne.

Cait O & # 39; Brien, 31, was found dead after the police kicked out the door on Tuesday to perform a welfare check

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Cait O & # 39; Brien, 31, was found dead after the police kicked out the door on Tuesday to perform a welfare check

Shea Sturt, 33, was arrested shortly after the discovery of the corpse by murder cases and charged with murder

Shea Sturt, 33, was arrested shortly after the discovery of the corpse by murder cases and charged with murder

Shea Sturt, 33, was arrested shortly after the discovery of the corpse by murder cases and charged with murder

A close relative said that Mrs. O & # 39; Brien the & # 39; most beautiful girl & # 39; and hoped that justice would be served.

Mrs. O & # 39; Brien underwent brain surgery to remove a brain tumor on May 14 and praised Sturt for cooking and taking care of household chores while she recovered.

Her death is a double tragedy for the family when her uncle Russell Gill died just four weeks ago, at the age of 68.

A neighbor said that the couple lived in the apartment for two years, but she had not been seen for weeks.

Mrs. O & # 39; Brien underwent brain surgery on May 14 to remove a brain tumor and praised Sturt for cooking and taking care of household chores while she recovered
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Mrs. O & # 39; Brien underwent brain surgery on May 14 to remove a brain tumor and praised Sturt for cooking and taking care of household chores while she recovered

Mrs. O & # 39; Brien underwent brain surgery on May 14 to remove a brain tumor and praised Sturt for cooking and taking care of household chores while she recovered

Her death is a double tragedy for the family when her uncle Russell Gill died just four weeks ago, at the age of 68

Her death is a double tragedy for the family when her uncle Russell Gill died just four weeks ago, at the age of 68

Her death is a double tragedy for the family when her uncle Russell Gill died just four weeks ago, at the age of 68

The accused murderer Sturt stood in front of the Melbourne court on Wednesday morning

The accused murderer Sturt stood in front of the Melbourne court on Wednesday morning

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The accused murderer Sturt stood in front of the Melbourne court on Wednesday morning

& # 39; It would have been at least four or five weeks since we saw her, which was not so normal, & # 39; told neighbor Julie 9 news.

& # 39; That is what concerns me. The fact that we had not seen her for a while – how long has she been there? & # 39;

Julie said the woman who worked full time, & # 39; introverted & # 39; and although she was a & # 39; happy face & # 39; had, she was & # 39; timid & # 39; & # 39; just never looked happy & # 39 ;.

Another neighbor said they heard noises or disturbances when the couple lived in the apartment, but nothing suspicious.

A man is accused of murder after a woman known to him was found dead in an apartment in this complex in Gardenvale, Melbourne
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A man is accused of murder after a woman known to him was found dead in an apartment in this complex in Gardenvale, Melbourne

A man is accused of murder after a woman known to him was found dead in an apartment in this complex in Gardenvale, Melbourne

The woman could lie dead on the floor of the apartment for up to five weeks (photos & # 39; s) because neighbors had not seen her for a long time

The woman could lie dead on the floor of the apartment for up to five weeks (photos & # 39; s) because neighbors had not seen her for a long time

The woman could lie dead on the floor of the apartment for up to five weeks (photos & # 39; s) because neighbors had not seen her for a long time

Forensic officers have dropped off parts of the building on Kooyong Road and combed through the second-floor flat.

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Police said the exact circumstances and cause of death have yet to be determined and investigations are ongoing.

The accused murderer Sturt stood in front of the Melbourne court on Wednesday morning.

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