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.
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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