The owner of a holiday property was reportedly killed after he intervened to help his wife who had argued with a guest.
Alfred Westmoreland, 75, owner and manager of TreeTops holiday units in Torquay, Queensland, was allegedly assaulted at 7.50pm on Friday.
This happened after he intervened to help his wife during an alleged altercation with a 33-year-old man.
Emergency services were called to the complex after receiving reports of an assault before finding Mr Westmoreland unconscious and seriously injured.
A 33-year-old man has been charged after allegedly killing TreeTops holiday units owner (pictured), Alfred Westmoreland, 75, in Torquay Queensland on Friday.
Despite desperate attempts to save Mr Westmoreland’s life, he succumbed to his injuries at the scene.
The 33-year-old man was arrested and charged with murder as well as aggravated assault, threatening possession and two counts of possession of steroids.
Detective Inspector Gary Pettiford told media on Saturday that Ms Westmoreland was also injured in the alleged attack.
She was taken to the hospital and released shortly after. Courier mail reported.
“It’s horrible, his lifelong partner lost his life (allegedly) trying to help him,” Detective Inspector Pettiford said.
According to Detective Seven Pettiford, no weapons were used in the alleged attack.
Employees of neighboring businesses were apparently unaware of the incident until police tape was deployed around the units and a crime scene was established.
The 33-year-old man was charged with murder, aggravated assault, taking property with threat and two counts of possession of steroids. He is due to appear in Hervey Bay Magistrates Court on Monday (stock image).
Police continue to investigate the alleged assault, urging anyone with CCTV or dashcam footage of the incident to come forward.
“We would like to speak to anyone who may have driven to this location between 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. (Friday),” Detective Seven Pettiford said.
“Anyone who may have observed anything unusual at that time could help us with our investigation.”
The accused, aged 33, was remanded in custody until his scheduled appearance at Hervey Bay Magistrates Court on Monday.