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Man faces second murder charge after attacking his grandparents bludgeoning stranger with a hammer

  • Murray Deakin, 20, allegedly murdered his grandmother in knife attack on Friday
  • Gail Winner, 69, and husband Thomas, 71, were attacked in their home at Bega 
  • Deakin, who was living with his grandparents, faced court on Sunday afternoon 
  • After leaving his grandparents home Deakin sparked a frantic police hunt
  • Deakin then flagged down a car and bludgeoned the stranger with a hammer
  • The man that was attacked died in hospital on Sunday afternoon

Brittany Chain For Daily Mail Australia

Murray Deakin (pictured) allegedly stabbed his grandmother to death on Friday afternoon

Murray Deakin (pictured) allegedly stabbed his grandmother to death on Friday afternoon

Murray Deakin (pictured) allegedly stabbed his grandmother to death on Friday afternoon

A man who was allegedly hit in the head with a hammer by a crazed attacker, who was on the run from police after a double stabbing, has died of his injuries in hospital.

Murray Deakin allegedly attacked his grandmother Gail Winner, 69, and her husband Thomas, 71, inside their home in the town of Bega, in New South Wales, on Friday afternoon.

Roughly an hour after emergency services became aware of the alleged knife attack, Deakin is alleged to have flagged down a car and savagely attacked the 54-year-old driver.

It’s alleged he hit the man in the head with a hammer, leaving him with the critical injuries that lead to his death in hospital on Sunday afternoon. 

The 20-year-old faced Batemans Bay Local Court on Sunday, charged with one count of murder and two counts of wounding with intent to murder.

It is uncertain whether these charges will be upgraded to murder in the wake of the alleged second victim’s death.

Police will allege Deakin stabbed Mr and Mrs Winner about 3.30pm on Friday, before leaving the scene and causing a frantic five-hour police manhunt.

Wearing just a hospital gown and shorts as he faced court on Sunday, Deakin said the words ‘I’m sorry’ as he was led from the courtroom by police, the ABC reports.

Deakin allegedly attacked his grandparents Gail, 69, and Thomas Winner, 71, inside their home (pictured) in the town of Bega, in south-east New South Wales, on Friday afternoon

Deakin allegedly attacked his grandparents Gail, 69, and Thomas Winner, 71, inside their home (pictured) in the town of Bega, in south-east New South Wales, on Friday afternoon

Deakin allegedly attacked his grandparents Gail, 69, and Thomas Winner, 71, inside their home (pictured) in the town of Bega, in south-east New South Wales, on Friday afternoon

Police dust for fingerprints at the Bega home where Deakin was reportedly living with his grandparents

Police dust for fingerprints at the Bega home where Deakin was reportedly living with his grandparents

Police dust for fingerprints at the Bega home where Deakin was reportedly living with his grandparents

It was not clear what Deakin was apologising for. 

Deakin, who was reportedly staying with his grandparents, allegedly attacked both of his relatives multiple times with the knife.

Mr Winner, who was also suffering from stab wounds, made his way out onto East St and attempted to flag down a passing motorist.

When emergency services arrived at the home they reportedly found Mrs Winner in a critical condition.

She was rushed to South East Regional Hospital, but died later that afternoon.

Mr Winner was airlifted to Canberra Hospital and remains in a critical condition.  

During the second alleged attack on the vehicle, a female passenger was able to escape unharmed. 

Deakin was refused bail and is expected to reappear in Batemans Bay Local Court on Monday

Deakin was refused bail and is expected to reappear in Batemans Bay Local Court on Monday

Deakin was refused bail and is expected to reappear in Batemans Bay Local Court on Monday

Deakin then allegedly drove off in the car, before crashing 500 metres down the road and going into bushland.

Police called in helicopters, negotiators and special tactical operatives to capture him and arrested him at about 8.20pm.

Deakin did not apply for bail and it was formally refused. He is due to reappear in the same court on Monday via video link.

 

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