Family questioned over stabbing death
A 41-year-old woman and a 49-year-old man are questioned over the stabbing death of a 23-year-old woman south of Brisbane Sunday night.PT0M50S http://www.canberratimes.com.au/action/externalEmbeddedPlayer?id=d-32vho 620 349 February 17, 2014
A man has been charged with murder over the stabbing death of a 23-year-old woman south of Brisbane.
A 49-year-old man, believed to be the woman's stepfather, was charged on Monday afternoon following the death of the woman at a Boronia Heights home about 11.30pm on Sunday.
He will face the Beenleigh Magistrates Court on Tuesday.
Police tape cordons off a Boronia Heights house. Photo: Penny Dahl, Australian Traffic Network
The victim, who was from Southport on the Gold Coast, died despite receiving first aid from police at the Victor Street address.
She was a young mother who had an interest in cars, and her distinctive pink sports car was parked in the driveway of the Victor Street home when emergency services were called.
Police were continuing to investigate the homicide and on Monday afternoon homicide squad detectives conducted a walk-through of the home.
On Monday morning, Queensland Police Commissioner Ian Stewart described the woman's death as an "absolute tragedy", saying people didn't realise a knife could be as dangerous as a firearm.
"We've had a number of other events across the state involving violence, and knife violence, which I find particularly disturbing," he said on Monday.
"We tend to see knives as being the next most lethal weapon of use in these cases of violence and I think people have got to realise, if you take out a knife in a confrontational situation, death is likely."
- with AAP