A heartbroken woman is being comforted by friends after her new lover allegedly stabbed to death a man she had previously been dating.
Emma Thomson, 36, was visiting her new boyfriend Milo Manu Felix Wild, 27, at his Bondi apartment on Sunday morning when an alleged fight broke out between Wild and another man Jordan Byrne, 26.
Mr Byrne suffered horrific head and abdominal injuries, and died a short time later.
Wild has been charged with his murder.
Daily Mail Australia can now reveal that police are investigating whether the incident between Mr Byrne and Wild occurred after a jealous argument over Ms Thomson.
Friends are rallying around Emma Thomson (pictured), the woman understood to be central to a love-triangle dispute that saw her ex-boyfriend allegedly stabbed to death by her new lover
Jordan Byrne (pictured) was allegedly stabbed to death in an apartment in Bondi in the early hours of Sunday morning. His heartbroken father has spoken out about his ‘senseless murder’
Friends said Ms Thomson, 36, had previously dated Mr Byrne before moving on to a relationship with Wild.
Ms Thomson and Wild are understood to have arrived back at his Military Rd unit where Mr Byrne was hanging out with Wild’s female flatmate, Natasha Jones, just before midnight on Saturday.
Neighbours inside the unit block reportedly heard the two men arguing loudly about 12.30am on Sunday.
Moments later an ambulance was called to the complex.
When paramedics arrived they reportedly found Mr Byrne suffering stab wounds to his face and abdomen. He was rushed to hospital but died during surgery.
A friend of Ms Thomson said she was ‘shattered’ by the violent clash between the two men.
‘She doesn’t want to talk to anyone, I can’t even imagine what she’s going through,’ the friend said.
When contacted by Daily Mail Australia on Tuesday morning, Ms Thomson said: ‘No thank you’.
The victim’s shattered father, Colum, told Daily Mail Australia of his heartache after the death of his son, which police had called a ‘senseless murder’.
It is understood Ms Thomson and Wild had arrived back at his Military Rd unit where Mr Byrne (pictured with Kings Cross identity John Ibrahim) was hanging out with Wild’s female flatmate
Wild (centre), Ms Thomson (left) and Natasha Jones (right) are all understood to have been at the apartment at the time of Mr Byrne’s alleged murder
‘She’s just shattered about it. She doesn’t want to talk to anyone, I can’t even imagine what she’s going through,’ a friend of Ms Thomson (right, pictured with a friend) said
‘Me and Deborah (his mother) just got that horrible phone call at 5am in the morning, the one that no parent should ever get,’ Mr Byrne said.
‘They just said he’d been attacked in Sydney and that he’d had surgery but they couldn’t save him.’
Mr Byrne’s father said after high school his son had left his hometown on the NSW Central Coast and moved to Sydney to chase his dream of becoming a crane driver.
Within ten years, he’d established a successful career working on construction sites across the city, and saved enough money to buy three investment properties.
One of four children, Mr Byrne’s father said his son was living his dream right next to the beach – but never forgot his family or where he came from.
Mr Byrne was rushed to hospital suffering stab wounds to his head and abdomen, by died while in surgery
‘He was our absolute pride and joy’: Colum Byrne (right) relived the moment he and his wife Deborah (left) got a phone call at 5am telling them that their son Jordan (centre) had died
‘He was a kind loving kid who everyone loved. Everybody knew Jordan, he was truly the funniest kid you’ll ever come across,’ Colum Byrne said.
‘He was a normal kid in his 20s, but he’d just accomplished so much. He was making plenty of money, he had apartments in Merrylands, Hillsdale and Bondi – he was our absolute pride and joy.
‘He would come up and see us and tell us how good of parents we were – he never forgot us or his siblings.
‘He was only 26 and he was on fire in life and I would just really like to share that with people.’
The two men had both dated the same woman, but detectives are trying determine exactly what sparked the fight. Pictured: paramedics rushing Byrne to hospital
Neighbours in the apartment complex reportedly heard the two men arguing loudly and told media they assumed police had been called immediately.
‘I heard someone in the block yell out ‘shut up’ but the argument kept going,’ a man said.
Wild faced Waverley Local Court on Monday and was refused bail. He is due back in court in October.
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