Murder charge after tourist stabbing
A man has been charged with murder after a French tourist was stabbed in the neck in an unprovoked attack in the Australian Outback, police said. The French national — named in local media as 33-year-old Philippe Jegouzo — and his wife were at a rest stop on the Stuart Highway an hour north of Alice Springs on Wednesday when the incident happened. The alleged attacker, reportedly from the southern city of Melbourne, stabbed Jegouzo who died at the scene, before fleeing in a vehicle. He was arrested on Thursday, police said.