A FATHER killed his own son in his own house and then left to watch the AFL Grand Final – leaving two of his other children to clean up the murder scene and bury their brother’s body, a court has been told.
The trial of Ernest Fisher, and his two children Joshua Fisher-Turner and Hannah Fisher-Turner began today at WA Supreme Court, over the murder of Matthew Fisher-Turner, 23.
He was last seen alive on October 1, 2016 – the day the Western Bulldogs pulled off their shock win over the Sydney Swans at the MCG.
And prosecutor Laura Christian said watching that match with his friends took “priority” over his son’s life.
She outlined how in a later police interview, Mr Fisher told detectives that Matthew had wanted to use his car that day, but that he said “I’m not having it”.
So between 10.46am and 11.35am, he went to the shed, collected two large knives, returned inside and then stabbed his son two or three times in the side.