Murder breakthrough: man accused of killing Tamworth mother

Murder charge: Teah Rose Luckwell, 22, was allegedly murdered in her Robert Street unit in Tamworth on March 28 by Jesse Leigh Green. Photo: SuppliedA MAN has been charged with the murder of Tamworth mother-of-one Teah Luckwell.

Jesse Leigh Green will front Tamworth Local Court on Wednesday charged withmurder, following his arrest in a Sydney prison on Tuesday morning.

It’s understood thenow 27-year-old was known to the 22-year-old before he allegedly killed her inside the Robert Street unit in South Tamworth on March 28.

In April, Green had been interviewed by investigators from Strike Force Penola–the murder probe set-up by the homicide squad and Oxley detectives–in the wake of the woman’s suspicious death.

Ms Luckwellwas attacked inside her unit and her body, alongside her 13-month-old daughter, who was uninjured,was discovered about 9.30pm on March 28, by a neighbour.

Homicide squad Detective Chief Inspector Gary JubelinThis has been a comprehensive investigation where the activities and movements of the victim and persons of interest have been closely scrutinised.

Homicide squad Detective Chief Inspector Gary Jubelin

He said numerous witnesses were spoken toas part of the investigation, and several hear-say reports or rumours were eliminated in the probe. But police appeared to focus onthe comings and goings of people in and around the Robert Street unit block.

“It’snot unusual in country townswhere rumours are rife, it sometimes assists and sometimes distracts investigation, that we have to follow those rumours up,” he said.

Oxley Superintendent Fred Trench praised the community response to helping officers in the investigation.

Northern Daily Leader