Fatal stabbing

Tongan man 'fatally stabbed defending friend from domestic violence'

Ben Apikatoa had responded to a call for help from Cassie Sanders, who was allegedly assaulted by her former partner, Nathan Chatimba.

Police allege the two men - who were known to each other - were arguing in the front yard of the St Clair house when Chatimba attacked Apikotoa.

Chatimba was arrested about two hours later at a home some 2km away and was charged with murder and assault occasioning bodily harm.

Tongan man stabbed to death, younger brother in custody

Australian media report William Hunuki, 27, was stabbed in the abdomen at a unit in Bankstown.

Hunuki died after his life support was switched off in Liverpool Hospital about 9pm on Saturday.

Alexander John Dunleavy, 26, faced Parramatta bail court yesterday, accused of delivering the fatal wounds after an altercation.

He was also charged with assaulting an officer in the execution of his duty.

Mr Dunleavy, who police said was known to his victim, did not apply for bail and it was formally denied by the magistrate.