ACT Policing is investigating a suspected homicide at a Red Hill residence late this afternoon (Sunday, July 22).
About 5.15pm today, police received a report of an assault at an address in Mugga Way, Red Hill.
On entering the premises, police located an elderly male deceased in the dining room. A weapon was located nearby.
A middle-aged male resident of the address was later conveyed to the City Police Station where he was assisting police with their enquiries.
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Police would urge anyone who has information about the incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or provide details via the website at www.act.crimestoppers.com.au
UPDATE 23/07/12 14:22: This brief statement in from ACT Policing:
The alleged offender is due to appear in court any moment now
UPDATE 23/07/12 16:20: This in from the ABC:
Luigi Costa, 69, has been denied bail after being charged with murdering Terrence Freebody, 89, in Red Hill on Sunday bit.ly/QqlliO
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