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14-year-old girl charged with murder after death of her 10-year-old cousin

Updated: Oct 12, 2020

GRAPHIC CONTENT WARNING: This story contains details that may cause distress for some readers.

A 14-year-old girl has been charged with murder and refused bail after a young girl was found dead in Gunnedah at around 7 am on Wednesday 8th July.

Emergency services were called to a home in Gunnedah after reports of a 10-year-old girl with serious lacerations.

When emergency services arrived they attempted to revive the young girl however she died at the scene.

Police created a crime scene and commenced investigations.

A short time later police arrested a 14-year-old girl known to the younger girl and she was taken to Gunnedah police station.

The 14-year-old girl spent the night imprisoned after she was refused bail and will appear in children’s court on Thursday 9th July.

In a statement, Gunnedah Shire Council said "Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. We are a strong and tight-knit community — and together we will support the family and our community through this."

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