Bail Refused For Man Accused Of Murdering Grandmother, Wounding Grandfather

The man will appear in court again tomorrow via video link.

What you need to know
  • A 69-year-old woman died and her 71-year-old husband remains in a serious but stable condition
  • Another 55-year-old man died in hospital after he was hit with a hammer in a related carjacking
  • The man has appeared in a South Coast court this morning, where bail was formally refused

A 20-year-old man accused of murdering his grandmother and critically wounding his grandfather has been refused bail in a NSW South Coast court.

Murray Deakin has appeared in Batemans Bay Local Court to face one charge of murder and two counts of wounding with intent to kill.

Wearing a hospital gown, with cuts to his forehead, Deakin said, "I'm sorry", as he left the courtroom.

His 69-year-old grandmother died and his 71-year-old grandfather was seriously injured in a stabbing attack in their Bega home on Friday afternoon.

A 55-year-old man was also taken to a Sydney hospital after being hit with a hammer during an attempted carjacking in Bournda, about 20 kilometres from the initial attack. He died on Sunday afternoon.

Police began a large-scale man hunt after the elderly man and woman were found with stab wounds at their home on East Street in Bega on Friday about 3.30pm.

The elderly man flagged down a passing motorist seeking help after the incident.

His wife later died at South East Regional Hospital. He remains in a serious but stable condition in Canberra Hospital.

Deakin's defence solicitor did not apply for bail, however it was formally refused.

He is expected to appear in Batemans Bay Court again on Monday, June 4 via videolink.

Police said the incident was very unusual for the area and had shocked the community.

"The local community would be quite upset by this incident. This is not something that is usual in this area," Chief Inspector Susan Charmon-Horton said on Saturday.