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Woman charged with double murder

Title: Woman charged with double murder
Date: Monday, 9 July 2007
Publisher: The West Australian
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A young woman charged with the stabbing deaths of her father and teenage sister will face court on Monday in Sydney's south-west.

The 25-year-old had been under police guard at Liverpool Hospital since the incident in Revesby Heights on Thursday.

Police were called to Hydrae Street after reports of an altercation, finding the bodies of a 53-year-old man and 15-year-old girl inside a home.

A 52-year-old woman, who was found at a neighbouring house, remained in a serious but stable condition in intensive care after undergoing surgery on Thursday night for multiple stab wounds.

Highway Patrol officers arrested the 25-year-old woman in nearby Uranus Street about 4pm (AEST), 10 minutes after the attack.

She was taken to hospital, where she underwent surgery on Friday morning for injuries to her hands. After being released on Sunday afternoon, she was taken to Liverpool Police Station and charged with two counts of murder and one count of inflict grievous bodily harm with intent to murder.

She was refused bail and is due to appear in Bankstown Local Court on Monday.

Post-mortem examinations were concluded on Saturday and the bodies were formally identified by family members.

The family have not authorised the release of their names.