Home invasion victim found guilty of stabbings

November 7, 2023 7:55 am in by
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The victim of a Muswellbrook home invasion has been found guilty of stabbing two of the perpetrators as they went to leave his property.

Muswellbrook Local Court yesterday heard the 25-year-old man claimed he acted in self-defence when three-armed people turned up at his home in Dalwood Crescent late at night in July this year.

But after a full day hearing, Magistrate Kevin Hockey told the man, who can’t be named for legal reasons, that his argument only covered while he was inside his home.

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The court was told the victim got into a scuffle with the 48-year-old woman and 16-year-old boy as they went to leave after he had been hiding behind a car outside.

The court heard the incident on July 8 was preceded two days earlier by accusations of domestic violence.

Magistrate Kevin Hockey also found two assaults and one of stalk / intimidate were also proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

He’ll be sentenced next month.


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