Two teenagers charged with homicide over ‘silly’ stabbing

Two youngsters are going through homicide expenses after the deadly stabbing of a 20 12 months previous in Brisbane. (Jono Searle/AAP PHOTOS)

By Peter Bodkin in Sydney

TWO youngsters have been charged with homicide after a person was stabbed to demise throughout a brawl in Brisbane’s southeast that police have described for instance of “younger individuals being silly”.

Queensland police on Saturday stated two boys – aged 15 and 16 – had been arrested and charged following the lethal confrontation between two teams at Underwood simply after 1am on Friday.

Supt Brendan Smith stated the 20-year-old man’s demise was the results of an opportunity assembly between the teams and he was satisfied the violent incident had no connection to any gang actions.

The 2 youngsters, neither of whom had a historical past of violent crimes, have been arrested on Friday afternoon, when one was positioned at a Helensvale procuring centre.

Police additionally recovered a black Audi sedan from the centre’s automotive park after earlier making a public attraction for sightings of the car.

Supt Smith stated the ages of the youngsters accused of homicide have been confronting and the demise was an instance of a teenager being killed over “absolute garbage”.

Police stated the early morning conflict adopted a verbal altercation when the 2 teenagers got here residence from a social occasion.

“It’s one other a kind of situations – and we’ve been speaking about it for a very long time – about dwelling your life with no knife,” Smith stated.

“This can be a basic instance – had they not had a knife, we wouldn’t be right here right now. (It’s) younger individuals being silly, to place it merely.”

The 20-year-old didn’t initially realise he had been significantly injured, however he later requested his associates to name police and an ambulance as he was strolling down the road, police stated.

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He subsequently collapsed and was discovered unresponsive on the scene, the place he was later declared lifeless.

Each youngsters have been denied bail and they’re as a result of seem in Brisbane Kids’s Court docket.

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Ian Meikle, editor