Girl, 13, watches her grandmother ‘stab her father to death’ with the 60-year-old woman left fighting for life after she was knifed in the neck ‘defending her daughter from a gruesome domestic violence attack’
- A 13-year-old girl has witnessed her father stabbed to death in the family home
- Adam Coble died with a stab wound to his chest in North Richmond in Sydney
- The girls grandmother, aged in her 60s, received critical stab wounds to neck
A teenage girl has witnessed her father being stabbed to death in an alleged family feud at a home in Sydney’s north west.
Adam Coble died at the North Richmond home with a stab wound to his chest about 10.45am on Monday as his thirteen-year-old daughter watched the events unfold.
The girl’s grandmother, aged in her 60s, was taken to Westmead Hospital with critical stab wounds to her neck and remains fighting for her life.
A teenage girl has witnessed her father being stabbed to death. Her mother is pictured hugging her 13-year-old daughter outside the home in Sydney’s north west after the incident
Adam Coble (left, pictured with wife Robyn) died at the North Richmond home with a stab wound to his chest about 10.45am on Monday
Her mother, Robyn Coble, was injured with cuts to her arms and hands and was visibly distraught as emergency services arrived at the home on Enfield Avenue just after 10.45am.
The family was known to police for domestic disputes, having been called to the home in the past for similar disputes.
The couple’s 13-year-old daughter was reportedly the person who alerted police, 9 News reported.
However, police cannot confirm who landed the fatal blow to Adam Coble and what events had transpired in the lead up to the attack.
Ms Coble was taken away by police on Monday afternoon to be interviewed as forensic crews sifted through the house.
The girls’ mother, Robyn Coble (right), was injured with cuts to her arms and hands and was visibly distraught as emergency services arrived at the home
It remains unclear if there was a motive for the stabbing, if anyone will be charged for the death or if it was an act of self-defense.
Police are investigating the claim Mr Coble, an upholstery business owner, stabbed his mother-in-law before she fatally stabbed him, the Daily Telegraph reported.
One resident, who did not wish to be named, told 7 News he was was ‘not totally surprised’ by the incident and regularly heard the couple fighting with police often arriving at the house.
‘The police have been there quite a few times before, so that speaks for itself,’ he said.
‘I just thought the same thing again, they’ve just had a domestic. So I thought the same thing. It’s a bit close to home. I’m not totally surprised about it, that’s the way they lived. There was a lot of arguments.’
‘When things like this happen, it just brings it home how important it is to look after each other,’ Detective Superintendent Jim Stewart told reporters on Monday.
The family (Adam and Robyn Coble pictured) was known to police for domestic disputes, having been called to the home in the past for similar disputes
The girls grandmother, aged in her 60s, was taken to Westmead Hospital (pictured) with critical stab wounds to her neck and remains fighting for her life
‘Any scene where somebody’s passed away in these circumstances is a pretty tragic scene.
‘To say it was gruesome, horrific, all those descriptive words — it is. It’s always horrible to walk into a situation like that.’
Officers from Hawkesbury Police Area Command attended the incident and a crime scene has been established.
A report is being prepared for the Coroner and investigations are continuing.
Anyone with any information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.