Murder charge laid over Wagga stabbing death

A murder charge has been laid after an alleged street fight led to the death of a man in Wagga’s suburbs.

A 37-year-old Junee man was found fatally wounded in the driveway of a Tolland home in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

He succumbed to his injuries – including a serious knife wound to the left thigh – at the scene, despite efforts by paramedics and police.

A 28-year-old Tolland man handed himself into Wagga police on Tuesday morning, just hours after the fight in a nearby park where it is believed the man sustained the injuries.

On Tuesday, acting Inspector Ryan Sheaff said the man was assisting police with their inquiries.

He has since been charged with murder and will face Wagga Local Court on Wednesday. He was denied bail by police.

Acting Inspector Sheaff said it was believed the men were known to each other, but it was unclear what brought the Junee man to the city.

Strike Force Bonarius was formed to investigate the man’s death and police are believed to be searching for the weapon used in the attack.

Forensic services examined the front yard of a French Place home as police kept both ends of the small street blocked off.

It is unknown if any weapons have been discovered by police.

Detectives from Wagga Local Area Command were investigating the death.

Neighbours were shocked to find the small cul-de-sac blocked off as a crime scene when they awoke on Tuesday morning. 

“It’s terrible,” one woman said. “I’m just shocked, we didn’t hear anything last night.”

Another neighbour said there had been fights in the suburb, but nothing like this.

“People have rows, but this is a bit surprising,” he said.

“I’m worried because there are kids in the street and there are maniacs running around killing people.”

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