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Father and son charged with murder

Gino Stocco is escorted by two policemen as he is taken into Dubbo police station after he and his son Mark were arrested earlier yesterday in Dunedoo in north west NSW. (AAP Image/David Moir)

Gino Stocco is escorted by two policemen as he is taken into Dubbo police station after he and his son Mark were arrested earlier yesterday in Dunedoo in north west NSW. (AAP Image/David Moir)

Dubbo [AAP]

Fugitive father and son Gino and Mark Stocco have been charged with a string of offences including murder following their capture after eight years on the run.

The pair was tracked to a property in rural NSW on Wednesday, and arrested by heavily armed police officers who then discovered the body of a man who is believed to have been missing for more than three weeks.

The body is yet to be formally identified but is believed to be that of the 68-year-old caretaker of the Elong Elong property, northeast of Dubbo, where the pair were hiding out.

NSW police on Thursday said Gino, 58, and his son Mark, 36, have been charged with an array of offences including murder, dishonestly obtain property by deception, police pursuit and discharge firearm with intent to resist arrest.

They had previously revealed intentions to charge them with 13 offences, including attempted murder in relation to allegations they fired shots at police in Wagga Wagga on October 16.

The pair was also wanted on warrants for property damage in Queensland dating back to 2008.

They’ve been refused bail to appear in Dubbo Local Court on Thursday.


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