Lismore man on murder charge

A 28-year-old East Lismore man was charged with murder after allegedly stabbing a man to death at a unit in Marlyn Avenue, East Lismore on Saturday night.

Inspector Greg Moore said police were called to the unit at 8.20pm on Saturday after receiving reports of a deceased male, but declined to provide further details.

However it has been learnt the alleged offender had recently received treatment at a local mental health care facility.

It is understood the 48-year-old victim who had sustained multiple stab wounds, was a mental health care worker and was called to the premises by the alleged offender for assistance.

It is understood the victim, who was known to the alleged offender, was his mental health worker.

A neighbour of the alleged offender, who wished to remain anonymous, said he did not hear anything unusual at the time of the alleged attack, but added it was known among nearby residents the man had mental health issues.

Inspector Moore said the alleged offender was arrested at the scene and taken to Lismore Police Station where he took part in a forensic procedure and the man was subsequently charged with murder and was refused bail.

Inspector Moore said police were alerted to the scene by a neighbour.

He said police have notified next of kin and are in the process of contacting other relatives.

The accused appeared in Lismore Local Court yesterday morning and was refused bail

He will appear again in Lismore Local this morning.

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