Police charge woman with murder – East Maitland

A woman will face court today charged with murder following a fatal domestic-related stabbing in the Hunter region overnight.

About 7.20pm (Saturday 16 January 2021), emergency services were called to a home on Ronald Street, in the Maitland suburb of Tenambit, after reports a man had been injured.

Officers from Port Stephens-Hunter Police District attended and found a 51-year-old man suffering stab wounds to his stomach. Despite the efforts of police and paramedics, the man died at the scene.

A 23- year-old woman, known to the man, was arrested and taken to Maitland Police Station.

A crime scene was established at the home which is being forensically examined. Detectives have commenced an investigation under Strike Force Creekborough.

The woman has since been charged with murder and refused bail to appear at Newcastle Bail Court today (Sunday 17 January 2021).

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