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Woman charged with murder of Sydney grandfather allegedly used his Opal card the day his body was found

Woman charged with murder of Sydney grandfather allegedly used his Opal card the day his body was found


As she was led away by officers, Ms Smith told Nine News she did not have anything “at all” to do with Mr McCarthy’s death. “I wouldn’t do that, he’s my friend,” she said.

Ms Smith was taken to Maroubra Police Station where she was charged with murder and dishonestly obtaining financial advantage by deception. The second charge related to the use of Mr McCarthy’s Opal card.

Her matter was heard before Waverley Local Court on Tuesday, where she was denied bail and it was formally refused. Her matter will return to court on March 9.

Mr McCarthy’s son, James, told Nine News on Tuesday his father had been a “great dad and an amazing grandfather to my two sons.”

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“[He was] a typical Aussie larrikin … but with a well mannered twist – he was always trying to help whoever he could help,” he said. “He was just a really kind-hearted, gentle guy.”

“Dad was one of those people – even though he was retired, if anyone needed anything in regards to legal advice or whatever, he’d always be more than happy to help in any way he could.”

Homicide squad commander Danny Doherty said on Monday Ms Smith was known to Mr McCarthy and lived nearby.

“What I can say is that there is significant forensic and physical evidence to make this a strong and compelling case,” he said. “Mr McCarthy suffered severe head and facial injuries.”

Three days after Mr McCarthy’s body was found, Ms Smith told 10 News First she had been with Mr McCarthy on the night of December 17 to celebrate her birthday. She added the retired solicitor had given her legal advice for an upcoming court matter. “It was for my birthday at his place, had a bit of a shindig, dinner, helping me out with my case the next day,” she said.

Mr McCarthy was last seen at Club York, on York Street in Sydney’s CBD, on the afternoon of December 16, between 12.30pm and 2.30pm. Detective Superintendent Doherty said in December that Mr McCarthy would sometimes frequent the venue at least three times a week.

He said Mr McCarthy as a “knockabout” man who “liked having a drink, liked having a bet down at the local” and was a well-liked man in his beachside suburb.

He said Mr McCarthy was a “gregarious person” who was always in contact with people, and for others not to have heard from him for a number of days was unusual.

Earlier, police released CCTV of a man and a woman whom they are asking to come forward. Detective Superintendent Doherty ruled out that the woman depicted in the footage was the one who had been arrested on Monday and that investigations into the pair were ongoing.

Peter McCarthy was found dead in a South Coogee apartment last month.

Peter McCarthy was found dead in a South Coogee apartment last month.

The man is described as being of Caucasian appearance, with a medium build and light brown hair. He is wearing black pants, black sneakers, a black Raiders singlet top and glasses.

The woman is described as being of Caucasian appearance, with a slim to medium build and light-coloured hair. She is wearing a black top, black hooded-jumper, black pants, black sneakers and a black face mask.

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Kim Jong-Un marks New Year with visit to tomb of his father and grandfather – World News

Kim Jong-Un marks New Year with visit to tomb of his father and grandfather – World News


North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un  marked the New Year with a visit the tomb of his father and grandfather, according to state media.

As the clock struck midnight, Kim as well as other senior leaders visited the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun.

It is where the bodies of his father and grandfather – the previous rulers of North Korea – lie preserved under glass. 

The leader also marked the New Year with a letter to the country’s citizens, state media reported.

In the letter, he is believed to have offered thanks to the people for having trusted and supported the ruling Party even in the “difficult” times.

There was no immediate sign he would give a speech as he has in past years.

The North Korean leader has previously apologised for failing to fulfil promises of economic improvement and for the hardships citizens have endured as a result of international sanctions and strict measures aimed at preventing a coronavirus outbreak.



North Korean leader Kim Jong Un pens a letter to all people on New Year’s day

“In the new year, too, I will work hard to bring earlier the new era in which the ideals and desires of our people will come true,” Kim wrote, according to KCNA.

North Korea has said it has no confirmed cases of coronavirus, though officials in South Korea and the United States say that is unlikely.

Its economy has been strained by self-imposed border lockdowns and other strident measures to prevent an outbreak.



There was no immediate sign Kim Jong Un would give a speech as he has in past years

Crowds of partiers wearing face masks rang in the new year at a concert and fireworks show in the main square in the North Korean capital Pyongyang on Thursday night.

As Kim visited the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun, he was also accompanied by delegates to the Eighth Party Congress, a rare political gathering due to be held some time in early January, KCNA reported.

Together the leaders and the delegates “hardened their firm pledge to glorify the 8th Congress of the Party as the watershed in the development of the Party and the revolution,” KCNA said.

Kim is expected to use the congress to announce a new five-year economic plan, make leadership changes, and make other political statements.





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