Sydney’s Mascot Street became the scene of a devastating crime last Monday night, resulting in the unexpected death of 20-year-old Alex Bargiatakis.
According to police, upon arrival they found two men standing close to the victim’s body, one of whom was identified as Jarrod Mitchell.
Said to be a local whose home was close to the vicinity of the incident, it has been alleged that a witness heard Mitchell arguing with someone prior to the stabbing.
Following the questioning of both men, police charged twenty-one-year-old Mitchell with Mr Bargiatakis’ murder.
Those who knew the victim were shocked at the news of his death, a close friend describing the incident as a “cowardly act”.
His sister Denise Bargiatakis expressed her sadness publicly on social media, writing: “R.I.P. Alex, I’ll love you forever my brother. No words could ever describe the pain of losing u.”
The matter was scheduled to be heard in Newtown’s local court on Tuesday, however, the suspected culprit did not appear.
According to his lawyer, Brad Mallinson, his client is expected to apply for bail in a court appearance next week.
Source: Nine News