Nathan Vikatos charged with murder of three-year-old son in Sydney

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Nathan Vikatos, 45, has been charged with murder over the stabbing death of his three-year-old son in Sydney’s south-west, The Guardian has reported.

NSW Police found the child’s body about 4pm on Wednesday, May 31 after responding to a “concern for welfare” call from a female relative of the family.

Police believe the mother of the boy died a few years ago.

Vikatos was seriously injured with what police suspect were self-inflicted knife wounds in the Riverwood unit on Washington Avenue.

Photo: The Sydney Morning Herald, Steven Siewert

The 45-year-old was taken to St George Hospital to undergo life-saving surgery. He was in a stable condition on Thursday before being arrested and formally charged by police in hospital on Friday.

According to The Sydney Morning Herald, Vikatos was due to appear in Parramatta Local Court on Saturday on a murder charge, but the case was adjourned for two months after a brief mention.

The matter was adjourned to Burwood Local Court on August 9.

Source: The Guardian, The Sydney Morning Herald

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