Man stabbed at Wooli
By ADRIAN MILLER
SANDRA Dorothy Cavanough, a 21-year-old woman from Coraki, has been charged with murder after allegedly stabbing her partner at Wooli Caravan Park on Friday night.
A 34-year-old man, from Wollongbar, died on the steps of a caravan after allegedly being stabbed once in the back by Cavanough.
Cavanough was refused bail in the Grafton Bail Court on Saturday, and is due to appear in Grafton Local Court today.
Police, in a statement to the court, said they were called to the caravan park at 10pm on Friday after the man had staggered from his caravan and collapsed onto a neighbour's van, saying he had been stabbed.
Caravan park residents had stayed with the man and administered first aid while police and ambulance crews were called in. The man had died before their arrival.
At the bail hearing, police said park residents had overheard a heated argument between the couple shortly before the man was stabbed.
Police said witnesses claimed to have overhead the woman scream "give me my ... money or I'll stab you again."
Police said Cavanough was detained at the park by residents, before the arrival of uniformed officers, who took her into custody.
Detectives and crime scene officers were also called to the park.
Police alleged blood splatters and a blood-stained 25cm long carving knife were found at the scene.
Police said on examination of the man's body, a stab wound just over three centimetres long and one centimetre wide, had been found in his upper left back.
Cavanough and the man, whose name has not been released by police, arrived at the park on Friday only hours before the incident. They were staying in a van owned by the man's parents.
Caravan park operator Ray Mills said no-one in the park knew the couple well as they were not regular visitors.
"I didn't know them well and I don't think anyone else really knew them at all," he said.
"I had only seem him about four or five times before and her only about once and I had never spoken to her."
One park resident said it was a tragedy for the man's family.
"His mother is a lovely person and I speak to her whenever I see her at the park.
"It's just very, very sad," the park resident said.