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Woman charged with murder of own father in NSW domestic attack

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A 23-year-old woman has been charged with murder after allegedly stabbing her own father to death in a domestic attack near Newcastle.

A 23-year-old woman has been charged with murder after allegedly stabbing her own father to death in a domestic attack near Newcastle.

Police were called to home at Ronald Street, Tenambit in the NSW Hunter region at 7.20pm yesterday.

Police allege Maddison Hickson had been arguing with her father, Michael Carrol, inside a home when she allegedly stabbed him in the abdomen.

Police and paramedics tried to save the 51-year-old but he died.

It's alleged Hickson initially fled the scene but returned a short time later.

She was arrested by police and charged overnight. It is not yet clear what prompted the alleged attack.

"I came out here and there were already police and ambulances everywhere," neighbour Leesa Brinkley told 9News.

NSW Police Detective Acting Inspector Ranald Urquhart said it was being treated as a domestic violence murder.

Hickson was to face Newcastle Bail Court today.

NSW Police said investigations are continuing.

Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/matland-man-stabbed-to-death-in-stomach-nsw-police-investigating/35b2622a-d46b-4bd2-8910-71a485dd0871

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