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Police are investigating whether windows have been broken into the alleged murder of a man on the Gold Coast footpath

Strange twist in the alleged murder of a graduate law, as police investigate whether smashed windows in a house are linked to a fatal stabbing – while a 20-year-old woman is charged with murder

  • Detectives are investigating whether the windows of the Gold Coast house were smashed behind death
  • Nicholas Braid, 35, is said to have been fatally stabbed in the chest on Tuesday around 7 p.m.
  • Police say he went to the Surfers Paradise resort to talk to a group of people
  • Liberty Anderson, 20, charged with one murder after a police investigation
  • The police will investigate whether an “intentional damage” incident was related to the altercation

Liberty Anderson (20) (photo) was arrested Wednesday afternoon after a police investigation and charged with the murder of Nicholas Braid

Liberty Anderson (20) (photo) was arrested Wednesday afternoon after a police investigation and charged with the murder of Nicholas Braid

Detectives investigating the alleged murder of a graduate law outside an apartment resort, investigating whether broken windows could have led to his death.

Police allege that Nicholas Braid, 35, was fatally stabbed in the chest on Tuesday night at around 7:00 PM when he went to talk to a group of people who were staying at the Beachcomber resort in Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast.

An alleged member of the group, Freedom Anderson, 20, was charged with one murder on Wednesday after a police investigation.

Investigators are investigating whether an incident involving the ‘intentional damage’ to windows in a house on the Gold Coast could have been behind death, The courier post reported.

Anderson and Mr. Braid are believed to have known each other loosely and fled the scene on foot as the group dispersed after the altercation.

Police believe the weapon, which has not yet been found, was a “sharp weapon like a knife.”

Graduated in law, Mr. Braid, 35, spoke to a group of people staying at the Beachcomber resort in Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast

Graduated in law, Mr. Braid, 35, spoke to a group of people staying at the Beachcomber resort in Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast

Graduated in law, Mr. Braid, 35, spoke to a group of people staying at the Beachcomber resort in Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast

The industrial relations advisor is said to have been stabbed to death outside the apartment building (photo) with a weapon still to be found

Braid, a former industrial relations counselor, was released on bail last week after a few months’ imprisonment for theft at service stations.

Family and friends pay tribute to Mr. Braid and call him “loyal, generous and smart”.

“Nick was a much-loved and loving son, brother and friend,” said his mother Michelle Braid The courier post.

Despite his struggles, he continued to take care of them and always had compassion for the underdog.

His loyalty and generosity knew no bounds. He was known for his formidable intelligence and passionate eloquence. We are devastated. ‘

He also had law and international degrees of trade.

Mr. Braid was found on the street outside the apartment building on Tuesday evening

Mr. Braid was found on the street outside the apartment building on Tuesday evening

Mr. Braid was found on the street outside the apartment building on Tuesday evening

Mr Braid was found with a chest wound on the sidewalk outside the Surfers Paradise apartment building (photo)

Mr Braid was found with a chest wound on the sidewalk outside the Surfers Paradise apartment building (photo)

Mr Braid was found with a chest wound on the sidewalk outside the Surfers Paradise apartment building (photo)

Detective investigator Chris Ahearn of the Gold Coast Criminal Investigation Branch has ruled out domestic violence.

“It is certainly not a partner or such a situation; our first indications are that they are loosely known to each other – the group, ”he said.

“We think some people came out of that building on the street.

The 35-year-old (photo) was described by his mother as 'loyal, generous and smart'

The 35-year-old (photo) was described by his mother as 'loyal, generous and smart'

The 35-year-old (photo) was described by his mother as ‘loyal, generous and smart’

Police take pictures at crime scene after Mr. Braid's body was found Tuesday evening (photo)

Police take pictures at crime scene after Mr. Braid's body was found Tuesday evening (photo)

Police take pictures at crime scene after Mr. Braid’s body was found Tuesday evening (photo)

“We talked to them at night … and interviewed all the residents in that apartment building today. ‘

Witnesses from a nearby block of flats described how she heard a woman scream and a so-called “argument” before Mr. Braid’s body was found on the sidewalk.

During the argument, he was reportedly stabbed into the hull once and collapsed on the sidewalk, before being later pronounced dead at Gold Coast Hospital.

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