Jail inevitable for Mingenew man accused of stabbing son: Magistrate

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A 53-year-old Mingenew man accused of repeatedly stabbing his son with a kitchen knife will likely be charged with attempted murder, a court was told today.

Brett Malcolm Simpson appeared before Geraldton Magistrate’s Court by video link from Greenough Regional Prison today.

Mr Simpson is accused of trying to stab his wife with a 20cm kitchen knife during a drunken argument on May 11.

When the couple’s son intervened Mr Simpson allegedly stabbed him twice in the chest and once in the back.

The prosecutor told the court police intended to upgrade the charges, which include endangering the life, health or safety of a person.

Mr Simpson’s bail was refused and he will reappear in the same court next month.

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