Police reveal chilling allegations from double stabbing
POLICE allege the stabbing of an elderly woman and her son in Hervey Bay on Friday was a freak, unprovoked attack during what should have been a routine online sale.
Speaking to reporters on Monday, Detective Sergeant Mick Polit said a man had allegedly tried to slit the 82-year-old woman's throat while she ate her breakfast on the balcony, unaware something was wrong.
He said initial investigations suggested Lismore man Adam Curtis Brown had purchased a printer from the woman's 50-year-old-son.
The woman was released from hospital yesterday and taken to the Hervey Bay police station to provide a formal statement.
Her son remains in a Brisbane Hospital in a serious condition.
Mr Brown fronted Hervey Bay Magistrates Court on Monday morning charged with two counts of attempted murder.
No bail application was made.
More to come.