Mum-of-two is accused of murdering her husband in Bankstown, Sydney’s south-west

Mum-of-two is accused of murdering her husband and leaving his body in the bedroom for seven hours while their children, aged 10 and 16, were at home

  • A mum-of-two has been charged with murder over the death of her husband
  • Police were called to the Bankstown in Sydney’s south-west at 2.15pm on Sunday
  • The man, who suffered a wound to the neck, had already died when they arrived
  • 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732) 

A mum-of-two allegedly stabbed her husband to death before locking his body in a room of their south-west Sydney house while their two children were at home.  

Police were called to the property on Rickard Road in Bankstown at 2.15pm on Sunday after a 49-year-old man suffered a stab wound to the neck.

The man had already died by the time they arrived and a 37-year-old woman was taken to Bankstown Hospital under police guard.

Police were called to the property on Rickard Road in Bankstown (pictured) at 2.15pm on Sunday

A biohazard waste bag is seen out the front of the unit in Bankstown, Sydney's south-west

A biohazard waste bag is seen out the front of the unit in Bankstown, Sydney’s south-west

Upon her release from hospital on Monday, the woman was charged with murder and refused bail to appear at Bankstown Local Court on Tuesday.

Police allege the 49-year-old man was stabbed at about 6am on the Sunday, when the couple’s two sons – aged 10 and 16 – were at home, Seven News reported.

The mum-of-two allegedly locked the man’s body in the bedroom for seven hours.

The children began to ask after their father and the woman allegedly took a handful of medication before asking her son to phone for help. 

Detective Chief Inspector Darren Sly on Monday confirmed the incident was domestic violence-related and that the two children were present when it took place.

The man had already died by the time police arrived (pictured) and a 37-year-old woman was taken to Bankstown Hospital under police guard

The man had already died by the time police arrived (pictured) and a 37-year-old woman was taken to Bankstown Hospital under police guard

He said the 49-year-old man had previously been charged with assault offences and was under an apprehended domestic violence order to not attend the property.

‘Domestic violence is something which is traumatic for all … I can only say from a police perspective that we take all domestic violence seriously,’ Det Chief Insp Sly told reporters.

‘Where there is a crime, we will take action.’

The children are now in the care of a family member.

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Police tape is seen out the front of the Bankstown property after a 49-year-old man was allegedly stabbed to death

Police tape is seen out the front of the Bankstown property after a 49-year-old man was allegedly stabbed to death

Detective Chief Inspector Darren Sly on Monday confirmed the incident was domestic violence-related. Pictured: The Bankstown property

Detective Chief Inspector Darren Sly on Monday confirmed the incident was domestic violence-related. Pictured: The Bankstown property

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