Thursday Pulse: One man dead, another charged with murder after Oaklands Park stabbing
A 63-YEAR-OLD man has died after he was stabbed several times at a property in Adelaide’s south-west last night.
Just after 10.30pm, police and paramedics responded to reports of a serious assault at a home on Albany Crescent, Oaklands Park.
Police at the scene of an overnight stabbing at Oaklands Park. 63yo man died in hospital. 29yo man charged with murder @theTiser pic.twitter.com/JcNLr3n5T7
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On arrival, they found a man with several wounds. He was treated at the scene then taken to the Flinders Medical Centre, where he later died.
A 29-year-old Oaklands Park man has been arrested and charged with murder in relation to the incident.
He was refused bail and appeared in the Adelaide Magistrates Court, where he was remanded in custody.
Detective Chief Inspector Wayne Overmeyer believed the alleged offender was the victim’s stepson, from Christie Downs.
Police arrived at the house to find both the suspect and the victim – with multiple stab wounds – inside.
“The investigation into the cause and circumstances of this tragedy are continuing to be investigated by Sturt CIB,” he said.
“It’s an extremely sad time and we need to be respectful of his family.”
He could not confirm reports from neighbours police were at the address doing a welfare check a few weeks ago but said it “will form part of the investigation”.
The man charged was known to police.
Neighbour Stuart Thomas said the victim was a “quiet fellow” and had hardly had a conversation with him in the seven years he has lived there.
“It’s pretty shocking happening opposite my house,” he said.
“I didn’t know anything until I saw the cop lights and thought something nasty or something had gone wrong.”
Detectives and crime scene investigators remained at the house overnight.
Neighbour Curtis Weiss was shocked to hear the victim, who had been living in the street for several decades, had died in hospital.
“I was shocked, horrified, nothing happens in this street,” he said.
“They usually kept to themselves, [went] about [their] business.”
Mr Weiss said he did not hear any commotion last night until police knocked on his door.
Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.