Arrest after rampage ends in killings

Posted: March 30, 2013 by Rizwan Riyad in News, world
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Crime scene: The residence where two people were killed.

Crime scene: The residence where two people were killed.

Blood-curdling screams, shouting and swearing in normally quiet Playford Road, Killarney Vale, alerted residents something was horribly wrong on Friday night.

As they ran out to check what was the matter, they saw a distressed little girl running down the driveway of a neighbour’s property crying out, ”They killed mummy and daddy.”

The girl and her brother were in the house where a man and a woman were discovered dead, allegedly killed in a trail of violence that spanned 23 kilometres, starting with a domestic incident and continuing with attempted car-jackings, assaults and an attempted home invasion.

The bodies of a 55-year-old man and a 45-year-old woman were found when police arrived at a central coast home about 8.30pm on Friday. A short time later, police arrested a 25-year-old man at an industrial estate in Enterprise Drive, Killarney Vale, and a police spokeswoman said detectives had taken a knife from the crime scene for forensic examination. Police have confirmed the name of the arrested man is Corey Breen, 25. He appeared in Gosford Local Court on Saturday charged with two counts of murder, where bail was refused.

Police have alleged the night of violence began in Hay Street, Gorokan, where neighbours said Mr Breen has lived for about one year with his partner and two children. One resident described the arrested man’s family as ”lovely, pleasant neighbours” and ”the last people you’d expect to be involved in any trouble”. She added that, although there had been a large group of people drinking at the house all day, there was nothing to suggest it was getting out of control.

Another Hay Street resident spoke of her shock as plain-clothed police descended on the house about 5am on Saturday, several hours after her daughter had warned her to lock her doors because ”someone’s gone berserk in Gorokan”.

”They were standing in the middle of the street looking at the house. I couldn’t understand why because they’re just your everyday normal people who live there,” she said.

It is alleged that after the incident in Hay Street, Mr Breen attempted a car-jacking and allegedly stabbed a man in Dudley Street, Gorokan. The injured man then drove to a service station on Wallarah Road to raise the alarm while Mr Breen allegedly continued to a takeaway store on the same street and allegedly attempted to assault two men inside.

It is believed he then allegedly tried to break into a home in Merrendale Avenue, and left after allegedly stealing a car. The residents would not comment on whether they knew Mr Breen.

From there he appeared to continue to Thelma Street, in nearby Long Jetty, allegedly committing another trespass offence before stealing a second vehicle and allegedly attempting a home invasion in Robertson Road, Killarney Vale. From there he went on to Playford Road.

A friend of the deceased, Simon Richmond, told the ABC he is devastated by what has happened.

”Far out – for [the children] to see it. They’re only really young. It’ll scar them for life,” he said. ”I didn’t actually believe it, I thought it was a bit of a joke, and then obviously seeing the police van here, obviously it’s real.”

Nearby neighbours on Playford Road, who did not wish to be named, arrived first on the scene after hearing a ”commotion”. They described what confronted them as ”terrible” and ”traumatic” and said they alerted police immediately.

Another said they heard a violent row going on and they heard a man shouting, ”F— you, f— you”, before a car took off down the road.

Source : http://www.smh.com.au

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