NSW to review accused stabber's history

Henrietta Brewer
August 17, 2019

The man accused of carrying out a stabbing rampage in Sydney's CBD has now been charged.

A man accused of killing a 24-year-old sex worker and stabbing a 41-year-old woman in the Sydney CBD has been charged with a string of offences including murder and attempted murder.

Investigators are trawling through Ney's electronic devices, social media accounts and family home as they try to determine why the 20-year-old sought to kill and injure innocent people.

Ney is accused of fatally stabbing 24-year-old Michaela Dunn in an apartment on Clarence St on Tuesday afternoon before stabbing 41-year-old Linda Bo in the shoulder at Hotel CBD.

Ney discharged himself from Blacktown Hospital after a drug overdose.

Michaela's best friend, who goes by the social media name Ashleigh Elise, penned a heartfelt tribute, describing her friend as "the most lovely person inside and out".

"I don't want a situation where agencies in isolation are reviewing their practices when we need a system that works in a coordinated way, a meaningful way, to protect the individual, to support their family and, just as importantly, to support and protect the community", Labor health spokesman Ryan Park told reporters on Thursday.

The magistrate recommended the 20-year-old be seen "urgently" by Justice Health to "attend to any required medication for pain relief and also in relation to his mental illness".

Ney was filmed jumping onto a car's bonnet before he was arrested. ".All the words that I am ever going to say aren't going to bring her back, is it?" "I mean there was just. there was no option". She was later found with a slashed neck and pronounced dead at the scene.

Ms Dunn's best friend's post was accompanied with a slide show of pictures of the two young women at various social events, with smiles plastered across their faces.

Police were then alerted to the discovery of Ms Dunn's body.

A USB stick was found on Ney following his arrest with details about other mass killings in the USA and New Zealand.

Passers-by who witnessed the alleged attack against Ms Bo gave chase, apprehending Mr Ney and pinning him down using cafe chairs and a milk crate until police arrived.

NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller said the rampage had not yet been classed as a terrorist incident and the "lone actor" had no known links to terrorist organisations.

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