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Man charged with murder near Wagga Wagga

Sunday, 14 August 2022 07:54:05 AM

A man has been charged with murder after another man died near Wagga Wagga earlier this week.

About 5pm on Thursday (11 August 2022), emergency services were called to a home on Adams Street, Ashmont, after receiving a concern for welfare report.

A 52-year-old man was located with serious injuries inside the home; he died at the scene.

Following inquiries, a second man – aged 49 – was located a short distance away with head injuries. He was taken to Wagga Wagga Base Hospital under police guard.

Officers from Riverina Police District established a crime scene and commenced Strike Force Bulba – in consultation with the State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad – to investigate the circumstances surrounding the man’s death.

Following inquiries, a 49-year-old man was released from hospital where he was arrested and taken to Wagga Wagga Police Station yesterday (Saturday 13 August 2022).

He was charged with murder and refused bail to appear at Wagga Wagga Bail Court today (Sunday 14 August 2022).

Investigations under Strike Force Bulba are ongoing.