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Dad dead, son fighting for life after Murwillumbah stabbing

22-year-old charged with murder

Dad dead, son fighting for life after Murwillumbah stabbing

Image: Sam Cucchiara: Nine News Gold Coast


A 22-year-old man has faced Tweed Heads Local Court in a blue forensic jumpsuit, over the stabbing death of a a 46-year-old man in a Murwillumbah park.

James Paul Alderton was remanded in custody, charged with the murder, two counts of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and one count of larceny.

He will face court again in Lismore on June 27.


Police have charged a 22-year-old man with murder, following a fatal stabbing at a park in Murwillumbah.

He allegedly attacked three people with a knife at Knox Park on Tuesday afternoon.

46-year-old Charlie Larter was rushed to hospital after getting stabbed but he wasn't able to be saved.

He reportedly confronted the attacker after the knife-wielding man stabbed his 18-year-old son, Zack, in the chest.

The teen had to under go emergency surgery at the Gold Coast University Hospital where he remained in a critical condition on Wednesday morning.

A third man, a family friend, was also injured.

Flowers have since be laid at the park. (pictured)

Police arrested a 22-year-old man and questioned him overnight before charging him with murder, larceny and two counts of wound with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

He was due to face the Tweed Heads Local Court on Wednesday.

The accused was on parole at the time of the attack.