Accused murder of grandmother and grandson to face court

Accused murder of grandmother and grandson to face court

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A 45-year-old woman is appearing in court today, accused of killing a Melbourne grandmother and her four-year-old grandson with garden shears.

Chinese national Cai Liao allegedly bound and gagged 61-year-old Biran Mach, and then stabbed the four-year-old boy to death.

Its alleged she then waited ten hours for Mr Mach’s wife Mai to return home, before also killing her in the backyard with the same pair of garden shears.

Detective Leading Senior Constable Tony Harwood described some of the details of the gruesome crime in court yesterday.

“Mai Mach was chased into the backyard by the accused and attacked with the same pair of garden shears, also suffering extreme neck and head injuries,” he said.

Detective Senior Constable Harwood says Mrs Mach had suffered at least 23 stab wounds.

He says the alleged killing was witnessed by a neighbour, who called police.

It’s believed Liao has been in a three-year relationship with Mr Mach, but he has recently ended it.

She will appear in the Melbourne Magistrates Court today charged with two counts of murder and one count each of intentionally causing injury and false imprisonment.

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