Friday, April 25, 2008

Brothers in court over father's murder

Brothers in court over father's murder
18:47 AEST Fri Apr 25 2008 1 hour 42 minutes ago

A 17-year-old boy shot his father dead on a remote NSW property and fled with his older brother, it was alleged.

The body of the 47-year-old man was found about 9.15am (AEST) yesterday on a farm on Lowes Peak Road at St Fillans, about 15km north of Mudgee in central western NSW.

Facts tendered to Parramatta Children's Court today alleged the man was fatally shot some time between 10pm and 10.30pm on Wednesday.

Police allege the man's 17-year-old son shot him before remaining for the night at the property, along with his 19-year-old brother.

The next day, one of the boys called their Victoria-based mother, who then called NSW Police.

The teenagers left the property before officers arrived.

They drove more than 230km before they allegedly turned themselves in at Castle Hill police station, in Sydney's north-west, just before 1pm yesterday.

The brothers, who cannot be named for legal reasons, did not apply for bail when their cases were heard in separate courts at Parramatta in Sydney.

The 17-year-old, who is facing one charge of murder, was remanded to appear via a video link in the Parramatta Children's Court on April 28.

His 19-year-old brother is charged with being an accessary after the fact to murder.

He was remanded to appear in Parramatta Local Court via video link on May 1.

Wo..... waiting for the coming news...

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