Alice Springs councillor Jacinta Price has confirmed the alleged murder of her nephew on Friday night was the result of an “ongoing family feud”.
Serious Crime Squad detectives have charged two men, aged 39 and 40, with the death of the 36-year-old man in the Alice Springs suburb of Gillen at around 2.30am.
The 39-year-old was charged with murder and engaging in violent conduct, while the 40-year-old was charged with being an accessory after the fact to murder, incitement to commit a crime, and engaging in violent conduct.
The pair have been remanded in custody to appear before Alice Springs Local Court today.
Ms Price confirmed to the NT Independent’s Facebook page the deceased man was her nephew.
“This was a result of an ongoing family feud,” she said.
“The left won’t protest this death because the perpetrators aren’t white.”
Ms Price has been a critic of the Black Lives Matter movement, which included a peaceful protest in Alice Springs on Saturday.
“What I’ve seen building up in the last few years is the encouragement of resentment towards our police officers which makes their job really difficult to carry out,” she told Sky News.
“I absolutely refute the idea that there is systemic racism in our police force.”
- Darwin Mayor calls for NTG to fund city security patrols, eyes licensees as a source
- ‘We expected it from the beginning’: Passenger on repatriation flight to Darwin tests positive for COVID-19
- Darwin City Council accused of ‘deceit’ and ‘confusing messaging’ in heated public forum
- ABC ignores conflict of interest as Chief Minister’s Office helps arrange speaking gig for reporter
- The ABC needs to address its Gunner Government conflict of interest