Man dies after assault; charges upgraded to murder at Queanbeyan

A man has had his charges upgraded to murder after another man died following an assault in Queanbeyan late last year.

Just before 9.30am on Thursday 26 December 2019, emergency services responded to reports of an assault on Trinculo Place, under the Queens Bridge.

Officers from Monaro Police District attended and located a 46-year-old man, who was semi-conscious.

He was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics at the scene before being taken to Queanbeyan District Hospital. Despite the efforts of medical staff, he later died.

Detectives from Monaro Police District – assisted by detectives from State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad – established Strike Force Jinalee to investigate the circumstances surrounding the man’s death.

A 50-year-old man was arrested at a home on Lowe Street, Queanbeyan, just before 12.30am on Friday 27 December 2019, and charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm, custody of knife in public place, and manslaughter.

Following further inquiries, the man’s charge was upgraded to murder. He will face Queanbeyan Local Court today (Tuesday 3 March 2020).

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