Man on murder charge

POLICE last night charged a man with the murder of a 48-year-old St Marys man who was stabbed at a Bridgewater house in the state's South just before 1am yesterday.

Police investigators collect forensic evidence at the Bridgewater house yesterday. Picture: ROSEMARY BOLGER

Police investigators collect forensic evidence at the Bridgewater house yesterday. Picture: ROSEMARY BOLGER

The 34-year-old Bridgewater man, who also suffered knife wounds, was taken into custody after being conveyed to the Royal Hobart Hospital.

The man will appear in an after-hours session at the Hobart Magistrates Court this morning.

Police and paramedics arrived at the Bridgewater home about 12.55am yesterday and tried to resuscitate the St Marys man.

However, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

It is understood that the man had links to the Outlaws Motorcycle Club.

A third man, aged 39, apparently tried to intervene in an altercation between the two other men and suffered minor injuries.

The investigating officer, Detective Acting Inspector Michael Smith, of Bridgewater CIB, said the dead man was in the house when police arrived. 

``The 34-year-old man was in the yard. They were known to each other,'' he said.

``Investigators are conducting a forensic examination of the scene and continuing to work to piece together exactly what took place.''

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