Boolaroo murder: Police confirm 17-year-old charged with murder of 10-year-old was her sister

Max Corstorphan
The Nightly
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A 17-year-old girl will face court charged with the murder of a 10-year-old girl, now confirmed to be her sister. (Joel Carrett/AAP PHOTOS)
A 17-year-old girl will face court charged with the murder of a 10-year-old girl, now confirmed to be her sister. (Joel Carrett/AAP PHOTOS) Credit: AAP

Senior police have confirmed that the 17-year-old girl charged with murder over the death of a 10-year-old girl in Boolaroo was the sister of the victim, highlighting the ‘terrible’ position the mother has been left in.

Emergency services were called to a Thurston Street home in Boolaroo about 3.45pm on Monday to reports of a stabbing, paramedics tried to revive the younger girl but she died at the scene.

The 17-year-old was arrested at the home and charged on Tuesday morning.

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NSW Police homicide squad commander Danny Doherty on Tuesday morning said: “My thoughts again go out to the mother who is at home, who has lost a 10-year-old. Tragically lost a life, and now has another daughter facing court allegedly responsible for killing the 10-year-old. So this is a terrible situation for her to be in.”

“We have to acknowledge the first responders for this matter as well. A very confronting scene for them, for both police and paramedics. So, we can acknowledge that they’re responding to these incidents but I don’t think they could imagine going to what they saw yesterday.”

Police said they were unsure whether mental health was a factor, however they said they believed it was a one-off incident and “completely out of the blue”.

Police were unable to share specific details about whether the weapon was a knife, however, Superintendent Tracy Chapman said: “It was obviously a sharp weapon”.

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