St Marys knife attack update: Shaun King will remain in custody for two months following the death of Drew Douglas
- Mother Drew Douglas died of stab wounds
- Partner Shaun King, 35, charged with murder
A man will remain in custody for two months after he was accused of stabbing a mother of four in her home.
Police allege Shaun King, 35, murdered his longtime partner Drew Douglas, 31, before 6.45am on Wednesday.
When officers arrived at a home in St Marys, west Sydney, they found the mother of four had stab wounds to her chest.
She was treated by paramedics but was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
About 45 minutes later, Mr King turned himself in to police and was charged with the murder of his partner.
He was represented in Campbelltown Magistrates Court on Thursday by his lawyer Kamal Hamka, who confirmed he was in police custody.
31-year-old mother-of-four Drew Douglas (pictured) suffered stab wounds to her chest and died at her home in St Mary’s on Wednesday
Ms Douglas’ longtime partner Shaun King, 35, has been charged with her murder after he turned himself in to police
He asked the court to adjourn the matter for eight weeks to give prosecutors time to hear evidence.
The judge granted the motion and ordered Mr King to appear before Penrith Court on October 18.
Since he did not apply for bail, he will remain in police custody for two more months.
Ms Douglas had given birth to her fourth child just a month before her death in the home she shared with her alleged killer.
Police are investigating the circumstances of her death, including a triple-0 call made by her partner just hours before he allegedly stabbed her multiple times.
Mr King called police at 8.40pm on Tuesday evening because he was concerned for his well-being, but New South Wales Deputy Police Commissioner Leanne McCusker confirmed no further action had been taken by police.
The investigation will be subject to an independent review.
Police are investigating the circumstances of Ms Douglas’ death, including a triple-0 call King made just hours before he allegedly stabbed her multiple times
Ms Douglas’ sister Jade took to social media to share her sadness at the loss of her sister and set up a GoFundMe account to help fund the funeral and provide for their four children
Ms Douglas’ sister Jade took to social media to share her sadness at the loss of her sister.
“I’m broken, shattered and numb,” she wrote.
“My family didn’t deserve this.” “My sister didn’t deserve this.”
She set up GoFundMe to help pay for her sister’s funeral and provide for their four children.
“Love you Sissy,” she wrote in a touching online tribute.