Teenager, 19, is charged with murder after a 51-year-old man died from ‘significant’ head injuries


Teenager, 19, is charged with murder after a 51-year-old man died from ‘significant’ head injuries caused by a blunt object

  • A teenager has been charged with murder after the death of a 51-year-old man
  • The 51-year-old died from significant head injuries in Royal Hobart Hospital 
  • He was allegedly assaulted and hit with a blunt object in Sorell, east of Hobart
  • The 19-year-old was charged on Sunday he is expected to face court on Monday

A teenager has been charged with murder after the death of a 51-year-old man from significant head injuries in Tasmania.

The man died in the Royal Hobart Hospital on Saturday night after allegedly being assaulted at Sorell, east of Hobart, on March 10.

Police on Sunday charged a 19-year-old from Sorell with murder. He is expected to face court on Monday.

The 51-year-old man died in Royal Hobart Hospital after he was allegedly hit with a blunt object

The 51-year-old man died in Royal Hobart Hospital after he was allegedly hit with a blunt object

‘Tasmania Police wish to express their sincere condolences to the family of the deceased at this difficult time,’ investigators said in a statement.

‘(We) thank members of the Sorell community who have assisted in the investigation of this incident.’

Police earlier alleged the man was hit with a blunt object.



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