Teenager Refused Bail Over Sydney Stabbing Death
A teenager remains behind bars after he was refused bail in Parramatta court on Saturday charged with the stabbing murder of a 20-year-old man who was having a haircut in Bossley Park.
Fredon Butros, 18, appeared by video link from Amber Laurel prison where he sat quietly while his lawyers told the court their client wouldn’t be applying for bail and it was formally refused by magistrate Robert Rabbidge.
Police allege Butros circled the Classico Hair Salon in Bossley Park on his dirt bike several times on Friday afternoon before pulling up in the rear lane, where officers say he then ran in with his helmet still on and plunged a knife into the neck of 20-year-old Alfredo Isho while he sat in the barber’s chair.
Isho managed to stumble out on to the footpath before collapsing while Butros police say took off on the dirt bike back to his mother’s place just two kilometres away.
Onlookers tried to help Isho before paramedics arrived, who continued to treat him at the scene before transporting him to Liverpool Hospital where despite surgery he later died.
The Assyrian community has expressed shock and there’s been an outpouring of grief that not only was an Assyrian son killed but also that the alleged murderer too is one of their own.
A family member of the deceased, Zena Isho posted on Facebook.
“My blood! How can someone do this to you I can’t wrap my head around! Hate this evil and heartless world we live in. Rest In Peace our Angel The storm will pass but the pain will be with my family forever.”
Police say both men were known to each other and also to police but have denied the murder was gang related.
Butros’ lawyers refused to comment outside court today other than to say “It’s too early to comment”.
The 18-year-old will be back in court on March 18.
Feature Image: NSW Police/ Vincent de Gouw