Sister Shares Tribute For Plumber Who Was Stabbed To Death At Home
The sister of a plumber who died after being stabbed multiple times in his home has described him as an "exceptionally generous" man, with "the biggest heart."
Luke Lembryk, 29, was in a Sydney unit when police allege two men broke in and stabbed him multiple times in the torso, just before 3 am on Saturday.
Mr Lembryk's sister, Sharri told 10 News First their mother, 59, who watched the horrific scene unfold is "gutted."
She was also assaulted in the alleged invasion but escaped with bruising to her face.
Ms Lembryk said her brother was "the biggest, toughest softie."
"[He was] a phenomenal athlete, he was good at everything he tried," she said.
"He was so intelligent, and always three steps ahead with his wit."
Neighbours rushed to help Luke before paramedics arrived, but he couldn't be saved.
After extensive investigations over the weekend, detectives from Robbery and Serious Crime Squad made three arrests within an hour of each other on Monday evening.
Joseph Nehme, 27 was arrested at Mascot in Sydney's inner-south shortly before Bilal Rahim, 29 was arrested in Auburn in Sydney's west, and a third man – Viliami Taufahema, 35 – who was arrested in Maroubra the city's east.
All three have been charged with murder.
Taufahema and Nehme have also been charged with robbery armed with an offensive weapon, and assault with intent to rob, armed with offensive weapon.
NSW Police have said they believe the alleged attack may have been targeted, but investigations into a motive are continuing.
The matter will return to court in February.