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Woman, 20, is charged with murder after the stabbing death of man, 35, found dead on a sidewalk

Woman, 20, charged with murder after 35-year-old law graduate stabbed to death on a Gold Coast footpath

  • Nicholas Braid, 35, died on Tuesday evening in Surfers Paradise
  • A 20-year-old woman, Freedom Anderson, has been charged with murder
  • Police say the couple knew each other, but ruled out domestic violence
  • The law degree was described by his mother as ‘loyal, generous and smart’

A young woman has been charged with murder after a law graduate was found dead on a sidewalk in Surfers Paradise.

Freedom Anderson, 20, was arrested Wednesday afternoon after a police investigation.

She has since been charged with one murder case and will appear before Southport Magistrates Court on Thursday.

Nicholas Braid, just graduated from law and recently released from prison, is said to have been stabbed in the street and later died in the hospital.

Police claim that Mr. Braid and Mrs. Anderson were known to each other.

Freedom Anderson, 20, was arrested Wednesday afternoon after a police investigation and charged with murdering Mr. Braid

Freedom Anderson, 20, was arrested Wednesday afternoon after a police investigation and charged with murdering Mr. Braid

Nicholas Braid (photo) was found on the streets outside an apartment building in Surfers Paradise on Tuesday evening

Nicholas Braid (photo) was found on the streets outside an apartment building in Surfers Paradise on Tuesday evening

Nicholas Braid (photo) was found on the streets outside an apartment building in Surfers Paradise on Tuesday evening

The 35-year-old’s body was found outside the Beachcomber Apartments on Hanlon Street in Surfers Paradise on Tuesday evening at 7:00 PM.

Family and friends paid tribute to Mr. Braid, calling 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. ‘

As a former employment relations counselor, he was released on bail last week after spending several months in prison for theft at service stations.

Mister Braid was found Tuesday evening with a chest wound on the sidewalk outside an apartment building in Surfers Paradise (photo)

Mister Braid was found Tuesday evening with a chest wound on the sidewalk outside an apartment building in Surfers Paradise (photo)

Mister Braid was found Tuesday evening with a chest wound on the sidewalk outside an apartment building in Surfers Paradise (photo)

Nicholas Braid (photo) was described by his mother as 'loyal, generous and smart'

Nicholas Braid (photo) was described by his mother as 'loyal, generous and smart'

Nicholas Braid (photo) was described by his mother as ‘loyal, generous and smart’

He also had law and international degrees of trade.

Detective investigator Chris Ahearn of the Gold Coast Criminal Investigation Branch said they believed that Mr. Braid knew his alleged murderer but 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.

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

“The weapon was not found, although it appeared to be from a ‘sharp weapon, such as a knife or something similar,’ he said.

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.

Police take pictures at the crime scene after 35-year-old Nicholas Braid's body was found on Tuesday evening (photo)

Police take pictures at the crime scene after 35-year-old Nicholas Braid's body was found on Tuesday evening (photo)

Police take pictures at the crime scene after 35-year-old Nicholas Braid’s body was found on Tuesday evening (photo)

The industrial relations advisor is said to have been stabbed to death outside the Beachcomber Apartments (photo) on Hanlonstraat in Surfers Paradise on Tuesday evening at 7:00 PM.

The industrial relations advisor is said to have been stabbed to death outside the Beachcomber Apartments (photo) on Hanlonstraat in Surfers Paradise on Tuesday evening at 7:00 PM.

The industrial relations advisor is said to have been stabbed to death outside the Beachcomber Apartments (photo) on Hanlonstraat in Surfers Paradise on Tuesday evening at 7:00 PM.

Police will claim that Mr. Braid went to the apartment building to speak to Ms. Anderson and a group of others who had a loose relationship there.

Agents claim they spoke outside after that, before Mr. Braid was attacked.

During the argument, he was reportedly stabbed into the torso once and collapsed on the sidewalk before dying at Gold Coast Hospital.

“They are loosely known to each other, but that will be the focus of our future research,” Dep Inst Ahearn added.

“We have some people who have delivered versions of what happened.”

Law graduate Nicholas Braid (pictured) was described by his mother as 'loyal, generous and smart'

Law graduate Nicholas Braid (pictured) was described by his mother as 'loyal, generous and smart'

Law graduate Nicholas Braid (pictured) was described by his mother as ‘loyal, generous and smart’

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