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Boy, 16, charged with murder, arson after fatal Laidley stabbing


A 16-year-old boy from Leichhardt has been arrested overnight and charged with the murder of a man in Laidley.

He is due to appear in Ipswich Children’s Court and charged with one count each of murder, attempted murder and arson.

Four other people, two men and two women, have also been charged with murder in relation to the man’s death.

Police were called to a Patrick Street house around 9.50pm on June 20 after where a man was found with critical injuries.

The 48-year-old man died at the scene.

Police allege a fire was also deliberately lit inside the home. The blaze was extinguished by emergency crews a short time later.

Two 19-year-old women from Laidley, a 19-year-old Caboolture man and a 24-year-old College View have all been charged with one count each of murder, attempted murder and arson.