An 18-year-old Casino man is to face Lismore Local Court today charged with murder.
Police say he stabbed another teenager in the early hours of Saturday morning and that initial inquiries suggest the incident was targeted.
It’s the second fatal stabbing of a teenager in Casino in a month and police say they’re investigating any potential connection.
In the latest tragedy, emergency services were reportedly called to a home on McDougall Street in Casino around 1.20am Saturday 25 June after reports of the stabbing.
When Richmond Police District officers arrived, they say they found a 17-year-old with stab wounds to his neck.
They say the youth died at the scene.
Officers and police dogs reportedly carried out a search of the surrounding area and launched Strike Force Linford to investigate the circumstances surrounding the boy’s death with the help of the NSW Crime Command’s Homicide Squad was also involved.
Investigations led to the arrest of an 18-year-old man at a Casino home around 10:40am Sunday, whereupon he was taken to Casino Police Station, charged with murder, refused bail and kept in police custody awaiting court today.
Police on Sunday said a crime scene was still in place at the accused man’s home as investigations continued.