A man will appear in court on Wednesday charged with murder after being extradited from Queensland as part of investigations into the death of a man at Coonabarabran earlier this year.
Emergency services were called to a home on Nandi Street about 7pm on Wednesday 12 May 2021, following reports a man had been found injured.
Police were told a group of people had gathered at the home when the 53-year-old man was found at the front of the house with serious injuries to his head and face.
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The injured man was taken to Coonabarabran Hospital and subsequently airlifted to St George Hospital, where he later died.
Police established a crime scene and detectives from Orana Mid-Western Police District, assisted by the State Crime Command Homicide Squad, commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the man's death.
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Following extensive inquiries, detectives applied for and were granted an arrest warrant for a 23-year-old man, who is known to the older man.
About 6.30am on Monday, officers from the Queensland Police Service arrested the man at a home in Carseldine, Queensland.
He appeared at Brisbane Magistrates Court on Tuesday, where his extradition to NSW was applied for and granted.
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The man was escorted by Orana Mid-Western detectives to Tweed Heads Police Station and charged with murder.
He has been refused bail to appear at Tweed Heads Local Court on Wednesday.