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Second person dies after alleged NSW stabbing and hammer attack

Murray Deakin facing two counts of murder after he allegedly stabbed his grandparents in Bega

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A man charged with stabbing his grandmother to death on the New South Wales south coast is facing a second murder charge.
Photograph: Joel Carrett/AAP

A second person has died after an alleged stabbing and hammer attack on the New South Wales south coast over the weekend.

Murray Deakin, 20, is facing two counts of murder in court on Monday after he allegedly stabbed his grandparents in their Bega home on Friday.

Deakin has already been charged with murder and two counts of wounding with intent to murder.

He had been living with his grandparents in the weeks before the alleged attack.

His grandmother Gail Winner, 61, did not survive the stabbing and her husband Thomas Winner, 71, is still in hospital.

About an hour after the stabbing Deakin is alleged to have attacked a 55-year-old man with a hammer during a carjacking. The man died in hospital on Sunday afternoon.

Deakin allegedly stole the man’s car before crashing it and running into nearby bushland before he was arrested and taken to hospital for a mental health assessment.

He did not apply for bail and it was formally denied when he faced court for the first time on Sunday.

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