Sunday, March 27, 2016 11:36 am
An Australian man has been charged with murder after he allegedly inflicted fatal injuries on a burglar who broke into his house in Newcastle on early on Saturday .
Police say a 34-year-old man broke into the accused house in Hamilton, a suburb of Newcastle, at 3.30am on Saturday.
The burglar was discovered by the accused and his friend, according to a report today by Sydney Morning Herald.
A fight broke out when the pair confronted the intruder, police say, leaving the man unconscious and “unresponsive”. Police were called, and officers arrived to find the intruder being “detained” by the men.
He was rushed to John Hunter Hospital in a critical condition and placed onto life support. He died at 11.30am on Sunday when his life support was switched off.
The Aussie police initially charged the accused with ‘recklessly inflicting grievous bodily harm’, but changed the charge to murder after the burglar died.
He will be charged to court on Monday.
Read more: The Sydney Morning Herald