A man was arrested and taken to Riverstone Police Station over allegations he was involved in the stabbing death of Kevin Kourtis in Riverstone earlier this year.
The unnamed 21-year-old man was arrested in his home at St Clair at around 8am today, following further inquiries from police.
This is the fifth suspect to be charged with the Greek Australians murder. A 20-year-old man and three boys – two aged 17 and one aged 16 – were previously charged and remain before the courts.
Just after 12.30am on Sunday 24 May 2020, emergency services were called to a home on Langton Street, Riverstone, after reports a 39-year-old man had been fatally stabbed during a break-in.
Kevin Kourtis died from multiple stab wounds after five men allegedly stormed into his home in Riverstone just after midnight.
Two women, aged 34 and 43, were also at the Langton Street address when the alleged ambush occurred. The 34-year-old woman was also taken to hospital for treatment to minor injuries.
A crime scene was established by officers from Quakers Hill Police Area Command, which was examined by specialist officers from the Forensic Evidence and Technical Services Command.
Quakers Hill detectives, assisted by the Homicide Squad, commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the man’s murder.
He has been refused bail to appear at Blacktown Local Court later today (Wednesday 12 August 2020).
Inquiries are continuing.