A man has been charged with murder after he allegedly used a circular saw to cut another man’s leg off in what police believe was an arrangement between the pair.
Police allege the two men drove together to Fitzgerald Park at Innisfail at approxinately 4am on February 19. Shortly after arriving at the park a 36 year old man allegedly used a circular saw to cut the 66 year old man’s leg off below the knee. The 36 year old then allegedly assisted the injured man back to the car before leaving the area on foot.
A member of the public discovered the injured man and called emergency services. However, the 66-year-old man died a short time later.
Police are investigating the suspicious death of a man at Innisfail overnight. Anyone with further information as to the circumstances surrounding his death is urged to come forward. https://t.co/pegksfDq0C pic.twitter.com/Pju0akFF8q
— Queensland Police (@QldPolice) February 19, 2022
Detective Acting Inspector Gary Hunter told Seven News that investigators believe the incident was an “arrangement” between friends.
“Police will allege these two people were known to each other, the nature of that relationship is forming part of our investigations,” he said.
“Police also believe there was an arrangement between the two people for the amputation of the leg.
“During my 34 years as a police officer I’ve never experienced a situation as we are presented with here today.”
A 36-year-old Innisfail man was located by police at approxiamtely midday on February 20 at an Innisfail residence and assisted investigators with their inquiries. He has been charged with one count of murder.
He will appear at the Innisfail Magistrates Court on February 21.
Police urged anyone who has knowledge of the incident or has relevant dash cam or CCTV footage to come forward.