Teens charged with Queanbeyan stabbing murder to remain behind bars



April 09, 2017 13:31:17

Two teenagers charged over a fatal stabbing in Queanbeyan in southern New South Wales have been refused bail in a Sydney court after being extradited from Canberra.

The boys, aged 15 and 16, are accused of entering a Queanbeyan service station late on Thursday night and stabbing Pakistan-born 29-year-old employee Zeeshan Akbar.

Mr Akbar died at the scene.

The teenagers have also been charged over attacks on two other men and with the theft of a car during a violent rampage that allegedly crossed the NSW-ACT border in the early hours of Friday morning.

The pair allegedly carjacked a man and drove off while he was still inside and then assaulted him.

On Sunday the pair appeared via video link at Parramatta Children’s Court and made no application for bail.

Both face five charges including murder, robbery, aggravated entering a dwelling maliciously inflicting actual bodily harm, aggravated take and drive with a person inside and wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

NSW Police confirmed on Saturday that the counter-terrorism unit was investigating, but no terror-related charges have been laid.

Police also said they were only investigating the 16-year-old in relation to any possible terrorism link.

The teens appeared via video link in Parramatta Children’s Court after being extradited from the ACT on Saturday.

Inside the ACT Children’s Court the 15-year-old boy’s mother wept as the extradition order was made.

Outside court she told the media that her son was “not a terrorist” and that he was “a good kid”.

The teens will remain behind bars and are schedule to reappear at via video link in Parramatta Children’s Court on April 11.









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