Hairdresser was couch surfing when a fight the in underground carpark of an apartment block turned deadly – before he’s charged with his boyfriend’s murder
- Phillip Papaefthymiou has been charged with murder over death of his boyfriend
- Papaefthymiou, 42, and Chris Stanmore, 39, allegedly argued on Wednesday
- The couple allegedly ended up in a fistfight in a Rushcutters Bay carpark
A hairdresser has been charged with the murder of his boyfriend after the couple allegedly came to blows in an underground car park at the apartment block where they were couch surfing.
Emergency crews were called to the complex on Kings Cross Road in Rushcutters Bay at about 1.50pm on Wednesday following reports of an assault.
Chris Stanmore, 39, was found unresponsive in the basement parking area, with critical injuries.
Paramedics began to perform CPR on Mr Stanmore before he was rushed to St Vincent’s Hospital, where he died shortly later.
Chris Stanmore, 39, was found unresponsive in the basement parking area, with critical injuries. He later died in hospital
Emergency crews were called to the complex on Kings Cross Road in Rushcutters Bay at about 1.50pm on Wednesday following reports of an assault
Hairdresser Phillip Papaefthymiou, 42, was arrested at the scene of the alleged fight and was later charged with murder.
The couple had been staying with another man at the Rushcutters Bay building for a few weeks, The Daily Telegraph reported.
They began to argue on Wednesday afternoon and decided to take their dispute to the carpark for privacy.
Papaefthymiou allegedly then went back upstairs to tell their new roommate there had been a fight.
The two men went back downstairs where they found Mr Stanmore unconscious.
Mr Papaefthymiou was arrested at the scene and taken to King Cross Police Station, before being treated at St Vincent’s Hospital for facial injuries, and then subsequently charged.
Phillip Papaefthymiou, 42, was arrested at the scene of the alleged fight and was later charged with murder
The other man, who was given a forensic jumpsuit to wear after going down to the car park in just a towel, was taken to a police station for questioning but was not arrested.
Papaefthymiou appeared in court on Thursday and his barrister Paul Bodisco did not apply for bail.
Mr Bodisco said his client would be pleading not guilty and he would move to get him released when the case is back in court in a week.
Pictured: Police at the scene in Rushcutters Bay on Wednesday afternoon
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