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Two more arrested over Sarah Cafferkey’s murder
Wayne Flower, Paul Anderson
November 22, 2012 3:01PM
A 32-year-old from Tarneit and a 34-year-old from Point Cook are assisting police with their inquiries.
They are being held at the St Kilda Rd police complex.
It comes as community members will hold a candlelight vigil to remember Ms Cafferkey tonight.
Point Cook residents, shocked by the discovery of Ms Cafferkey’s body in a house in the suburb, will attend the vigil at a local park at 7.30pm.
Organiser Alice Osborne said the community wanted to show their respect for Sarah and her family.
“The community is devastated … we are also wanting to show Sarah’s family we are very saddened about what has happened and we care for them and are supporting them,” Ms Osborne said.
Yesterday, the man accused of stabbing Ms Cafferkey to death and dumping her body in a wheelie bin sat silent in court.
Cafferkey accused remanded in custody
The man charged with killing Sarah Cafferkey has been remanded in custody after a brief court appearance.
In an olive polo shirt and with a shag of bleach-blond hair, Steven James Hunter appeared briefly in Melbourne Magistrates’ Court charged with murder.
His lawyer noted the case already had received significant media attention and, while asking that Hunter’s street address be deleted from the charge sheet to be released to the media, he told Magistrate Donna Bakos he hoped the press would “be mindful” that Hunter had now been charged.
Prosecutor Luke Exell said that the police brief of evidence would be served on Hunter’s solicitors by February.
Hunter sat staring into his lap during the procedural filing hearing. With powerful arms, one bearing a visible tattoo, he stood when Ms Bakos addressed him.
She noted he had no custody management issues and had no intention of applying for bail.
Homicide squad investigators arrested Hunter on Tuesday after he was tracked to a flat in Caroline St, Hawthorn.
The special operations group locked down the street before telling Hunter to come out with his hands up.
It took Hunter less than a minute to emerge from the second-storey unit.
An out-of-sessions hearing on Tuesday night heard Hunter fatally stabbed 22-year-old Ms Cafferkey with repeated blows at his Bacchus Marsh address on November 10.
Detective Sen-Constable Damien O’Mahoney told the court Hunter had made admissions about the killing. He will appear in court on March 27.
- Cafferkey accused remanded in custody (bigpondnews.com)
- Man charged over Cafferkey death (bigpondnews.com)
- More arrests over Sarah’s murder (dailytelegraph.com.au)
- More Cafferkey arrests (theage.com.au)
- Two more arrests over Cafferkey death (news.theage.com.au)
- ‘This is a murder investigation’ (theage.com.au)