News of the alleged murder of concreter Kevin Kourtis, 39, in his Langston Street home in Riverstone by a group of teenagers has sent ripples through the Greek and Cypriot communities of Sydney.
The police released a media release on Sunday stating that Mr Kourtis was at his home in Sydney’s north-west with two women in the early hours of Sunday morning when “a group of at least five males entered the home and stabbed the male occupant before fleeing”.
Two of the alleged attackers were boys aged 16 and 17 years. They were tracked by police dogs at a home on Regent Street, near the street where the killing took place. Superintendent Jenny Scholz told reporters on Sunday that “one of the lines that (police) are pursuing is that it was a targetted attack or that the offenders were known to the deceased.”
A knife and a gun were taken from the scene, but other weapons involved in the stabbing are also being examined by the police.
Mr Kourtis’ cousin, Jodie Kourtis, posted a message on Facebook on Monday:
Two of the teenage boys who cannot be identified were charged with murder on Sunday over Mr Kourtis’ death. They remain bail-refused and are due to appear in Parramatta Children’s Court on Monday.