Two teenagers have been charged with murder following the death of a 41-year-old woman who was stabbed during a home invasion in north Brisbane on Boxing Day.
Emma was fatally wounded while she fought off the intruders. Her husband, Lee, suffered a non-life-threatening stab wound.
According to Superintendent John Hallam, four teenagers were apprehended in connection to the incident.
They had all been in contact with the police prior to the incident. He praised the officers for their hard work and skills.
Two of the teenagers, a 17-year-olds from Zillmere and a 17-year-boy from Holland Park, will be charged with murder.
They will also be charged with attempted murder and breaking and entering. A 16-year-old boy and another 17-year-old are assisting the police with their inquiries.
The police were called to a home in North Lakes at around 11:30 pm on Monday after receiving a report of a disturbance.
According to Superintendent Hallam, a scuffle started on the front porch after the residents’ dogs alerted them to the possible intruders. He said the homeowners were defending their home.
According to Superintendent Hallam, the two suspects fled the scene, but they were apprehended by the police dog squad a short time later.
He also stated that there was no link between the victims and the individuals in custody.