Sisters of carpenter, 26, who died after allegedly being ‘stabbed in the heart with a broken beer bottle’ pay tribute to their ‘beautiful brother’ – as teenage, 19, is charged with his murder
- Cameron Smith, 26, died after allegedly being stabbed near Seaford train station
- He was treated by paramedics at Station Street but sadly he died at the scene
- Jack Ledlin, 19, appeared in Melbourne Magistrates Court after being charged
The sisters of a carpenter who died after he was allegedly stabbed in the heart with a broken beer bottle have paid tribute to their ‘beautiful’ brother.
Cameron Smith, 26, was found with life-threatening injuries near Seaford train station, southeast of Melbourne‘s CBD, at 6.55pm on Wednesday.
Mr Smith, from Langwarrin, near the Mornington Peninsula, was treated by paramedics at Station Street but died at the scene.
Taylah and Chantelle Smith have been left ‘broken’ from their brother’s shocking death.
Cameron Smith, 26, was found with life-threatening injuries near Seaford train station, southeast of Melbourne’s CBD, at 6.55pm on Wednesday
Mr Smith’s (pictured) distraught family have spoken out about their kind and loving son
‘My brother was the most kind hearted, generous, hard working, loving person you could ever meet,’ Taylah told the Herald Sun.
Chantelle said: ‘There are no words on how we are feeling.
‘There will not be a day that I will not think about you. You had such a life to live and loved by so many.’
Two teenage boys have been charged in relation to Mr Smith’s death.
A 21-year-old has been arrested.
Jack Ledlin, 19, appeared in the Melbourne Magistrates Court via audio visual link on Friday for the brief hearing after being charged with one count of murder.
His lawyer Brett Barratt told the court his client was on medication for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
His lawyer said Ledlin had taken prescribed medication since he was young.
His next court appearance is scheduled for March 2021, The Australian reported.
A 17-year-old boy, has also been charged with affray, intentionally causing injury and committing offences while on bail.
He is expected to appear in a Children’s Court on Friday afternoon.
Jack Ledlin, 19, appeared in the Melbourne Magistrates Court via audio visual link on Friday for the brief hearing after being charged with one count of murder (Police at the scene)
A woman, 21, was arrested on Friday in relation to Mr Smith’s death.
She remains in police custody.
Police allege Mr Smith, who worked as a carpenter, was stabbed after he stepped in to defend his girlfriend Natasha Stroumos who was allegedly being verbally abused by a group of teenage girls, The Herald Sun reported.
He was allegedly set upon by a group of males before allegedly being stabbed in the heart with a broken beer bottle.
Witnesses were left distraught after watching the young man lay pleading for help.
Mr Smith’s family have spoken out about their grief following the death of their ‘kind and loving’ son.
Flower tributes have been left (pictured above) near Seaford train station to honour Mr Smith
‘He had everything to live for, he was a go-getter, hard worker, he had a heart of gold, he would help anyone, anytime, he was just a fantastic kid,’ his mother Michelle Smith said.
‘He had everything to live for. He was a go-getter, had a heart of gold and would help anyone, anytime,’ his father Mick Smith told The Herald Sun.
‘He was a fantastic kid. He was a great young man. He wanted to work for himself and become a registered builder.
He wanted a family and his life was snuffed out in a matter of minutes.