Two teenagers arrested over a fatal stabbing and crime spree across Queanbeyan have been charged after being extradited to NSW.
The pair, aged 15 and 16, are expected to face Parramatta Children's Court via video link on Sunday, charged with murder, robbery, wounding with intent, as well as aggravated entry. The 16-year-old was also charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
The charges followed an investigation into the fatal stabbing of a 29-year-old service station employee in Queanbeyan just before midnight on Thursday, following a "horrific" string of attacks near the NSW-ACT border that left three others injured.
The pair were arrested on the Monaro Highway near Gilmore, south of Canberra, on Friday morning after a police chase across Queanbeyan, and faced the ACT Children's Court on Saturday morning.
Magistrate Karen Fryar ordered the pair be extradited from the ACT to face the NSW Children's Court "as soon as practicable".
Neither of the boys spoke or showed emotion during the brief extradition hearings, except to confirm their names to the magistrate.
Police have investigated their alleged involvement in the stabbing death of 29-year-old Zeeshan Akbar at the Queanbeyan Caltex just before midnight on Thursday night.
The pair are also accused of assaulting a man in Apex Park, breaking into a Stornaway Road home and bashing a man with a tyre iron before stabbing another man in the stomach near Southwell Place in the early hours of Friday morning.
The second stabbing victim was taken to Canberra Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
An Australian Federal Police spokesman said there was no update on the man's condition as of late Saturday morning.
The Joint Counter Terrorism Taskforce will charge the boys with murder, robbery, wounding with intent, and aggravated take and drive with conveyance when they appear in the NSW court.
The 16-year-old will also be charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
The charges were not detailed in court.
The mother of one of the boys wept as he appeared in court, while another relative encouraged him to "keep your chin up mate".
She told waiting media outside the court that "he's not a terrorist".
The father of the other boy was late to court and did not make it in time to see his son. No other relatives were there for his hearing.
Defence lawyer Paul Smith declined to comment outside the court.
The teenagers were driven in separate police cars to Queanbeyan.
Police investigations continued overnight at the boys' houses.
Deputy NSW Police Commissioner Catherine Burn told reporters on Friday that the Joint Counter Terrorism Task Force joined the Homicide Squad and Monaro Local Area Command on the investigation because of physical evidence at the service station.
The taskforce is made up of officers from the AFP, NSW police, ASIO and the NSW Crime Commission.