Charges Laid Over Death Of Man With 'Heart Of Gold'
Two teenagers have been charged and a third has been released pending further inquiries.
UPDATE: A 17-year-old boy has been charged with murder over the fatal stabbing of a young man at Parramatta Station on Saturday.
A 19-year-old who was arrested with him was charged with affray and was bailed to appear at Parramatta Local Court on October 31.
Tino Henry, described by friends as a man with a "heart of gold", was found in a critical condition at Parramatta train station just after 5am with what police say was a “knife wound” to the chest.
His friends worked frantically to save his life until paramedics arrived, but he’d already gone into cardiac arrest and sadly he died in Westmead Hospital.
Sam Kay said he was “depressed, shocked and shattered” when he got the phone call to say his good friend had been killed.
“He had a heart of gold, always humble, never wanted any drama,” he told Ten Eyewitness News.
On Saturday, Parramatta’s usually bustling shopping precinct was shut down and turned into a crime scene as forensic police waded through blood-stained clothes, boxing gloves and abandoned hats for a trace of evidence.
Police say the 20 year-old had been fighting with three teenagers in nearby Prince Alfred Square just half an hour before the attack but things escalated horribly though when one pulled out a weapon.
Three teenagers were seen fleeing the scene, but ran straight towards police headquarters in Parramatta where they were arrested by special constables.
“There are three men in custody at the moment aged 16, 17 and 19,” Superintendent Julie Boon told reporters at a press conference on Saturday.
“Police are looking into the relationship between the parties, whether they knew each other or not, at this stage that’s unknown.”
The 17-year-old charged with murder is due to appear before a children's court later on Sunday.
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