#Perth father, Ernest Fisher jailed for life for murdering Matthew Fisher-Turner before AFL grand final

A Perth father who stabbed his son to death before watching the AFL grand final with friends has been sentenced to life in jail with a minimum of 18 years.

Ernest Fisher’s two children, who he left to dispose of their brother’s body, have also been jailed over the murder at the family’s suburban home, but could walk free in weeks due to time already served in custody.

The 67-year-old Fisher fatally stabbed his 23-year-old son Matthew Fisher-Turner in October 2016 following what he claimed was a series of physical assaults.

He then went to a friend’s house to watch the AFL grand final, leaving his children Joshua and Hannah Fisher-Turner to bury the body in the backyard and clean up the crime scene in Joshua’s bedroom.

Matthew’s body was not discovered until four weeks later after his friends, who had repeatedly quizzed Mr Fisher about his son’s whereabouts, reported him missing to police.

Source: Ernest Fisher jailed for life for murdering Matthew Fisher-Turner before AFL grand final – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)