On Friday 25 March 2022, 21-year-old Mackenzie Anderson was found with multiple stab wounds outside her apartment. The young mother was found on the landing outside her unit after police received reports that her ex-partner Tyrone Thompson had broken into her home whilst armed.

Ms Anderson was unable to be saved when Emergency Services arrived at the scene.

Ms Anderson’s three-year-old child was present at the scene when police arrived, and the child was covered in blood. Relatives of Ms Anderson are looking after the child who has been confirmed to have received no physical injuries from the incident.

Police have confirmed that Ms Anderson and Mr Thompson had a Domestic Violence Order in place at the time of her death.

Mr Thompson is 22-years-old and had only recently been released on parole at the time of the incident. He was arrested and was in hospital receiving treatment for an injury which occurred during the incident which led to the death of Ms Anderson.

Mr Thompson has been charged with murder, aggravated enter dwelling with intent and breaching an Apprehended Domestic Violence Order.

He faced the Newcastle Local Court on Monday 28 March 2022 where he entered no plea. He made no application for bail to the court and the court refused to grant him bail.

The matter was adjourned until May 2022 and Mr Thompson will remain in custody for this time.