BENDIGO man Ross Streeter has fronted Melbourne Magistrates Court this morning charged with murdering his uncle and father.
Ross, Douglas' son, was charged with two counts of murder last night.
Police informant Detective Senior Constable Glenn Boxhill told the court today Mr Streeter was at the 1600-hectare family farm on Thursday when he allegedly killed his uncle with a shotgun. He then left the area before returning to the farm and killing his father, allege police.
He then returned to the Bendigo area before being arrested and interviewed by police on the same day. A witness was with Mr Streeter on the day of the killings, the court heard.
Police told the court a firearm was found late yesterday afternoon and that they were planning on examining the family's accounts, wills and arrangements and wanted to examine phone records and text messages. They asked for extra time to to prepare the case.
Mr Streeter, who was hospitalised for several days following the murders, wore his sling underneath a dark-blue and light-blue striped sweater. He was drowsy throughout the brief hearing and appeared to be falling asleep.
Magistrate Charlie Rozencwajg remanded Mr Streeter in custody before a committal mention on June 25.
- with Stephen Caiuchi, The Age