Fresh charges in murder case
POLICE have laid fresh charges against two men over the murder of an elderly pensioner at West Kempsey two years ago.
Stanley Davies, 75, was found unconscious and suffering serious head and facial injuries by his sister at his Dangar St home on Saturday, November 20 about 6pm.
Rushed to Kempsey Hospital and later transferred to Newcastle's John Hunter Hospital he died in hospital six days later.
Police allege three men assaulted Mr Davies and left him for dead after they broke into his home, ransacked a number of rooms and made away with stolen property.
The latest developments have seen detectives arrest two more men over Mr Davies' death.
A 25-year-old was arrested in Kempsey last Wednesday and today police arrested a third man, a 20-year-old in Tamworth.
The Kempsey man has been charged with aggravated break, enter and commit serious indictable offence, steal motor vehicle and murder and is due to appear in Port Macquarie Local Court on Thursday, August 9.
The man arrested in Tamworth has been charged with murder to appear in the Tamworth Local Court this afternoon.
The latest arrests come two years after police arrested a 27-year-old man at a house in Pipers Creek Rd, Dondingalong on December 8, 2010.
He was charged with murder and is due to appear in Sydney Supreme Court on Friday, July 6.