Melbourne man charged with murder after his dead brother and injured mother were found in a suburban home
A Melbourne man accused of killing his brother and stabbing his mother has been charged with murder and attempted murder.
Police have charged 32-year-old Shaun Sanderson hours after officers found the dead body of his brother and his badly injured mother in a suburban house in Preston, a suburb in Melbourne’s north.
A manhunt was launched after emergency services visited a house on Willoughby St, Reservoir in Melbourne’s north just after 8am after reports of someone being attacked with a knife.
Police at first thought Sanderson had bunkered into the house and set up a perimeter to try and negotiate with him.
However, they soon realized he had left the premises after barging in.
The mother was rushed to Royal Melbourne Hospital with serious injuries to her upper body. Her son was beyond saving.
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Police have arrested Shaun Sanderson (pictured) who went on the run following the death of his brother and the serious injury of his 65-year-old mother
A manhunt was launched on Wednesday afternoon after heavily armed officers stormed a house after a man, believed to be his brother, was found dead and his mother seriously injured.
Emergency services rushed to a house on Willoughby St, Reservoir in northern Melbourne just after 8am after reports that someone had been assaulted with a knife
A team of heavily armed police officers tried to negotiate with Sanderson before realizing he was not home
The 29-year-old man died. His mother, 65, was rushed to Royal Melbourne Hospital with serious injuries to her upper body