Stepson charged with murder

UPDATE, 5.30pm:

A MAN stands accused of murdering his elderly stepfather after the alleged victim fell from a verandah during a fight and was left in a garden bed.

Rodney Rees Ambrosius, 50, was arrested by police in a Coomba Park reservenot far from where the body of 74-year-old Kenneth Perry was found by his wife and the mother of the accused.

Police will allege the pair fought on a verandah before Mr Perry fell off the verandah and into the garden bed.

Mr Ambrosius had been living in the couple’s house near Wallis Lake for aboutsix weeks before the incident.

Police were called to the Binalong Crescent residents about 4.50pm on Wednesday after getting a call from Mr Perry’s distraught wife.

She had returned home to find hisbody and her son missing.

The accused was arrested a short distance away in a park.


A crime scene was established at the home and examined by detectives and forensic specialists.

Mr Ambrosius wascharged with murderand assaulting police in the execution of their duty.

A man has been charged over the alleged murder of his stepfather at a home near Forster on Wednesday.

Police were called to a Coomba Park address about 4.50pm and discovered the body of the 74-year-old man in a garden bed.

A 50-year-old man, who was identified as the older man’s stepson, was arrested in a nearby street and taken to Forster police station.

A crime scene was established at the Binalong Crescenthome and examined by detectives and forensic specialists.

The man has since been charged with murder (domestic violence) and assault police in execution of duty.

He was refused bail to appear before Forster Local Court on Thursday.

More to come

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