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Murder accused in court


A MAN has fronted court after he was charged with murdering a teenager in the Anangu Pitjantjat­jara Yankunytja­tjara (APY), in the far northern tip of South Australia – just south of the NT border – on the weekend.

In a statement, South Australian police said just after 8.30pm on Saturday, August 21, police were called to the Ernabella Clinic in Pukatja – a remote Indigenous community approximat­ely 330km southwest of Alice Springs, after reports a man had presented to the clinic with stab wounds.

The 19-year-old South Australian man was flown to the Alice Springs Hospital in a critical condition.

However, the man died from his injuries the following day.

On Sunday, August 22, following an investigat­ion, police arrested 39-year-old Osborne man, Duncan O’Toole, at Pukatja and charged him with murder. Police said the man was known to the victim.

O’Toole faced Port Augusta Magistrate­s Court on Monday.

The matter was adjourned to February 16, 2022.

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