Caleb Rutherford, 24, was charged with murder after a fatal stabbing at Ingham in January.
Caleb Rutherford, 24, was charged with murder after a fatal stabbing at Ingham in January.

Murder accused faces string of charges

THE man charged over the violent killing of a young man in Ingham's town centre has had a string of other unrelated charges heard in court.

Police allege Caleb Rutherford, 24, fatally stabbed 20-year-old Josh Hyde as he walked home with two women on January 10. The 19 unrelated charges include serious assault of a corrective services officer, possession of a knife in a public place as well as multiple weapons and domestic violence charges.

Caleb Rutherford, 24, pictured being taken to Townsville Watchhouse. PICTURE: MATT TAYLOR.
Caleb Rutherford, 24, pictured being taken to Townsville Watchhouse. PICTURE: MATT TAYLOR.

Rutherford remains behind bars and did not appear in court for the proceedings yesterday where he was represented by defence solicitor Jamie Scuderi of Purcell Taylor Lawyers.

Ms Scuderi said the charges were subject to case conferencing and asked they be adjourned to marry up with her client's other charges.

When Rutherford's murder charge was mentioned for the first time in court last week, Ms Scuderi said he intended to fight the charge and that the matter would be contested.

The case against him will return to court later this month.

 

MORE NEWS>>>

• Family of LAC Jamie Angus at odds over sealed report

• Faram family calls for Lucas's Law to be brought in after their son, 3, died at Townsville University Hospital

• Cairns court: Manslaughter charge dropped against Edmonton childcare worker Dionne Batrice Grills after toddler's death

Originally published as Murder accused faces string of charges



New reservoir flowing to Southern Downs residents

Premium Content New reservoir flowing to Southern Downs residents

The first load of water has been carted and residents are warned there may be a...

EXPOSED: Rose City’s drug offenders

Premium Content EXPOSED: Rose City’s drug offenders

From a woman mailing meds to her nephew, to a man with a stash of utensils, here is...

Shannons Championship to light up Morgan Park

Premium Content Shannons Championship to light up Morgan Park

The massive national event is expected to bring huge numbers of visitors to the...