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Five including boy, 16, charged with Laidley stabbing murder


A 16-year-old boy is the fifth person charged with the stabbing murder of a man at a home in the Lockyer Valley.

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Police found a 48-year-old man with critical injuries at home where a fire had allegedly been deliberately lit on Patrick St, Laidley, about 10pm on Monday.

Firefighters put out the blaze, but the man died at the scene.

Four people – a man and two women all aged 19, and another 24 year old man – are also charged with murder, attempted murder and arson.

The 16-year-old from Leichhardt is due to appear in Ipswich Children’s Court.

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