Tributes flow for stabbed teen
THE FUNERAL of a teenager allegedly murdered by his girlfriend at Boyne Island last week will be held at the Gold Coast on Friday.
Dylan James Scattergood, 19, died from a single stab wound to his stomach last Friday, allegedly inflicted by his de facto partner Peta Airini Nocon, 18.
A group on social networking website Facebook has been set up in memory of Mr Scattergood, called 'Friends and family of Dylan James Scattergood'.
As of yesterday, the group had 221 members with dozens of messages posted on the site.
A posting on the group's page said Mr Scattergood's funeral would take place at the Sacred Heart Church on Fairway Drive in Clear Island Waters on Friday afternoon.
An aspiring musician, Mr Scattergood was living on the Gold Coast before he moved to Boyne Island with Nocon.
Devastated family members and friends of Mr Scattergood paid tribute to him on the website, and included his sister who thanked the group members for “showing so much love and support for my little brother”.
“It's overwhelming to see the amount of friends and lives that Dylan has touched,” his sister posted.
Another friend described Mr Scattergood as “my best mate - you were like a brother to me, I will always love and cherish your guitar-playing and singing. I appreciate everything you had to offer, your friendship was the best”.
Another friend said she knew he was gone “but you'll never be gone from my heart”.
“You are the nicest, caring, goofy-smiled, reliable, loving friend anyone could have had,” she said.
Nocon is being held in a Brisbane women's jail, after her brief appearance in court in Gladstone last Friday on a single count of murder.
Emergency services had been called to a Boyne Island address on Thursday morning and had taken Mr Scattergood to Gladstone Hospital.
He was flown to the Royal Brisbane Hospital on Thursday night but died around 2am on Friday.
Nocon's barrister Dave Murray said yesterday an application for bail for Nocon is expected to be heard in a Brisbane court next week.
The case is also due to be heard again in Gladstone Magistrates Court on September 11.