18 year old man charged with murder

An 18-year-old Bonner man will face the ACT Magistrates Court tomorrow charged with murder following an incident overnight at the Canberra Hospital.

About 12.10am this morning (Sunday, 13 November 2022) ACT Policing responded to reports of an alleged assault at the Adult Mental Health Unit within The Canberra Hospital.   

This altercation resulted in the death of a 38-year-old male patient.   

Following this, an 18-year-old patient was arrested by police in relation to this matter and transported to the ACT Watch House. 

Investigations into the circumstances surrounding the incident are ongoing.  

Media enquiries 

Police Media — (02) 5126 9070, act-police-media@afp.gov.au 


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