Son accused of killing father among 79 people charged: ODPP

Seventy-nine people were charged for non-sexual offences in November including a teenager accused of killing a 60-year-old taxi driver before he made off with a mobile phone and $15 cash and a 38-year-old man charged with the murder of his 60-year-old father.

According to the Office of the Director Public Prosecutions, the 17-year-old is one of 13 juveniles charged for offences relating to aggravated robbery, robbery, aggravated burglary, theft and damaging property. In the case involving the father and son, authorities say the younger man allegedly punched his father in the head resulting in his death.

Also charged were six police officers, five of whom were charged with one count each of careless driving while one aged 45 years was charged with one count of criminal intimidation after he allegedly threatened his 36-year-old de facto partner with a cane knife.

In other domestic violence cases, a 35-year-old man allegedly assaulted his wife with a mop handle, a 24-year-old allegedly assaulted his uncle with a piece of wood, a 29-year-old woman was said to have assaulted her 62-year-old husband with a cane knife.

Cash and assorted items ranging from $30 to $249,477 were stolen during the alleged aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary and theft offences. In one incident, three men aged 38, 39 and 49 years were charged with two counts of aggravated robbery after they stole a taxi worth $22,000 and robbed a man of a money bag containing $249,477 cash.

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