Menu
News

UPDATE: Accused murderer matters adjourned

TODAY

9:00AM

A man charged with murder over the fatal stabbing of a Tewantin man has had his matters adjourned until February.

Robert John Nott is charged with the murder of a 21-year-old man who was found in Ernest St Tewantin in the early hours of Sunday morning.

The 38-year-old's lawyer this morning asked for an adjournment.

Mr Nott was remanded in custody and a committal hearing will be held at 2pm on February 25 at  Maroochydore Magistrates Court.

YESTERDAY

UPDATE 3.20PM: Police divers searching for a stainless steel knife believed to have been used in a Tewantin fatal stabbing have ended their second day of investigation without finding the item.

Queensland Police Service Diving Unit officer-in-charge Acting Sergeant Chris O'Brien said three divers scoured a large stretch of Noosa River in the vicinity of Hilton Esplanade for about five hours today.

They were looking for a stainless steel knife about 17 to 20cm long.

They also searched the river yesterday.

The work was slow and methodical, with today's underwater visibility less than half a metre.

Meanwhile, police are hoping a member of the public might have found a blue and white striped polo shirt officers believe the man accused of killing Nathan Wiseman may have been wearing on Saturday night.

Sunshine Coast Crime Group officer-in-charge Detective Inspector Dave Drinnen said the shirt was believed to have been thrown from the Doonella Bridge on Memorial Ave.

Det Insp Drinnen said police yesterday arrested a 38-year-old man on the Sunshine Coast and charged him with murder.

Robert John Nott is due to have his murder charge mentioned before a Caboolture Magistrate tomorrow.

Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Update 11.40am:

A man charged with murder over the fatal stabbing of a Tewantin man has had his matters mentioned in court.

Robert John Nott is charged with the murder of a 21-year-old man who was found in Ernest St Tewantin in the early hours of yesterday morning.

The 38-year-old's matters were adjourned until tomorrow when a duty lawyer will be available.

He was remanded in custody.  

Earlier:

POLICE divers are now searching the Noosa River for a weapon possibly used to stab a 21-year-old Tewantin man.

Police at Noosa River are using a metal detector in their search for the weapon possibly used in a fatal stabbing at Tewantin. Photo Stuart Cumming/ Sunshine Coast Daily
Police at Noosa River are using a metal detector in their search for the weapon possibly used in a fatal stabbing at Tewantin. Photo Stuart Cumming/ Sunshine Coast Daily Stuart Cumming

Update 9.30am: 

POLICE divers will search the Noosa River this morning for a weapon possibly used to fatally stab a 21-year-old man.

Nathan Thorn, also known as Nathan Wiseman, died in the early hours of yesterday morning after being found stabbed in Ernest St.

A police diver in the Noosa River searching for the weapon possibly used in a fatal stabbing at Tewantin. Photo Stuart Cumming/ Sunshine Coast Daily
A police diver in the Noosa River searching for the weapon possibly used in a fatal stabbing at Tewantin. Photo Stuart Cumming/ Sunshine Coast Daily Nicky Moffat

The incident has shocked neighbours close to the scene, including 25-year-old Trent Nathan.

He was sleeping in his unit, with his door open, about 30m from where the young man was found about 1am but did not wake until police knocked on his door about 5am.

Mr Nathan did not know the victim but was saddened by the death.

"It's horrific," Mr Nathan said.

"It makes me think about walking around at night time."

Flowers left near scene where man was found on Ernest St Photo Stuart Cumming / Sunshine Coast Daily
Flowers left near scene where man was found on Ernest St Photo Stuart Cumming / Sunshine Coast Daily Stuart Cumming

He and his neighbours were restricted from leaving and entering their properties yesterday while police conducted their investigations.

"They just asked us thousands of questions about who we were and what we did."

Murder charge: Man dies of multiple stab wounds

Another nearby neighbour, who did not want to be named, said she still believed the area was safe.

"Generally this is a lovely, fabulous, sweet spot," she said.

"Certainly we have no fear."

She too didn't hear a disturbance around the time the young man was found.

"I was shocked really."

A 38-year-old Peregian Springs man is due to front Caboolture Magistrates Court via videolink from Maroochydore Watch House today on a murder charge.

Sunshine Coast crime services officer Detective Inspector Dave Drinnen thanked members of the public for providing information.

"We have had a number of people who have come forward which has allowed us to make further inquiries," Det Insp Drinnen said.

He said police divers were unsuccessful yesterday in their search for a murder weapon and would return to Noosa today.

Topics:  editors picks murder stabbing tewantin


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Littleproud encouraged to run by several MPs

POSSIBLE LEADER: Member fpr Maranoa David Littleproud has reportedly been approached by several MPs encouraging him to contest the leadership of the National Party.

David Littleproud is still weighing up his options

Teen allegedly assaults three Roma police officers

A teenage girl has been charged after allegedly assaulting a woman before turning on Roma police officers.

A teenage girl has been charged after allegedly assaulting a woman.

Teenager charged with assaulting three police officers

A teenage girl will appear in court on Monday charged with assaulting police officers.

TEENAGER charged with assaulting three police officers.

Local Partners