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Photo: Paramedics with a stretcher at the scene of the killing in Redfern on Sunday night. (ABC News)
The daughter of former New South Wales premier Neville Wran has been charged with murder over a stabbing death in the inner Sydney suburb of Redfern.
Harriet Wran, 26, was arrested along with Michael Lee, 35, in Liverpool on Wednesday afternoon.
Overnight, both were charged with murder, attempted murder and aggravated break and enter.
They will face court today accused of killing Daniel McNaulty, 48, who was stabbed to death on Sunday outside a public housing block in Redfern.
Police said the arrests were made after a red hatchback was found in the Sydney suburb of Waterloo.
On Tuesday night, Lloyd Haines, 28, was also charged with murder over the stabbing.
A 42-year-old man who was critically injured in the attack remains in a stable condition in St Vincent’s Hospital.
Mr Wran, who led NSW from May 1976 to July 1986, died in April.
Harriet Wran is the second youngest of the former premier’s five children.
THE daughter of former premier Neville Wran was last night charged with murder over the stabbing death of a man at a Redfern unit block.
Harriet Wran, the youngest daughter of the former Labor state leader, who died at the age of 87 on April 20, was yesterday confirmed by police as a person of interest in the murder of 48-year-old Daniel McNulty and the stabbing of another man, Brett Fitzgerald.
She was charged early this morning with murder, attempted murder and aggravated break and enter.
She will appear in Liverpool Local Court today.
The Wran family have briefed prominent barrister Winston Terracini SC to act on Ms Wran’s behalf.
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Fronting media this morning, Mr Terracini said bail would not be applied for.
“We are not going to make a bail application tomorrow,” Mr Terracini said.
“It will be a five minute job, we turn up, bail will be refused, won’t be applied for.”
The former University of Sydney student, and goddaughter of Kerry Packer, handed herself into Cabramatta Police Station just after 5pm, along with a 30-year-old man, Michael Lee, who was also wanted for questioning.
Lee was also charged with murder, attempted murder and aggravated break and enter, and will appear at Liverpool Local Court today.
Neville Wran with his children Harriet (8) and Hugo (5) in 1996. Source: News Corp Australia
The shock twist came just hours after 29-year-old Lloyd Edward Haines yesterday faced Parramatta Local Court for the murder of Mr McNulty on Sunday night.
Senior police sources confirmed to The Daily Telegraph that Wran, 26, and a 30-year- old man of Asian appearance were wanted in connection with the double stabbing at the Walker St unit block.
In a statement announcing Haines’ arrest, police said they were looking for a man and woman also believed to be inside the apartment at the time.
Hugo Wran, Jill Wran and Harriet Wran at Neville Wran’s funeral / Picture: Craig Greenhill Source: News Corp Australia
McNulty died at the scene shortly after paramedics were called about 7.45pm, while Mr Fitzergerald was taken to St Vincent’s Hospital with multiple stab wounds. His condition is stable.
Wran was wearing jeans and a blue shirt at the time of the arrest, and had her brown hair worn up, police say.
Harriet Wran’s brother Hugo leaves the Wran family home in Potts Point last night / Picture: Rohan Kelly Source: News Corp Australia
Detectives yesterday went to the family home in Woollahra in search of Wran, but neither Harriet or her mother Jill, Mr Wran’s wife of more than 30 years, were home, leaving the youngest child Hugo, 23, to try to contact his family.
“I’ve been informed, that’s all, sorry I can’t answer any questions,” he told The Daily Telegraph last night.
Neville Wran with wife Jill and baby Harriet in 1988 / Picture: Rob Drew Source: News Corp Australia
Jill Wran was last night organising to return to Sydney from Brisbane to support her daughter.
Harriet and her younger brother Hugo, the youngest of Mr Wran’s four children, read poems during a state memorial service for their father, who died aged 87 after a long struggle with dementia.
The window of Daniel McNulty’s apartment / Picture: Richard Dobson Source: News Corp Australia
The siblings sat side by side in the front row of the Sydney Town Hall for the service for their father, who served as NSW premier from 1976 to 1986. Harriet read a Shakespearean sonnet at the funeral, following speeches from former prime minister Paul Keating and Bob Carr.
Haines, who handed himself into police, did not appear in the dock of Parramatta Local Court and his bail was formally refused on charges of murder, attempted murder and aggravated break and enter.
His case returns to Parramatta Court on October 9.
Harriet Wran, daughter of the late former premier Neville / Picture: Facebook Source: Facebook
Police at the scene of the stabbing in Redfern on Sunday night / Picture: Bill Hearne Source: News Corp Australia