Pictured: Daughter, 23, charged with murder over the brutal stabbing death of her feared standover man father who cut off ears, broke fingers and crushed the testicles of his victims with pliers
- Michael John Carroll died from multiple stab wounds to stomach on Saturday
- He was found outside a friend’s home at Tenambit in regional New South Wales
- His daughter Maddison Hickson, 23, was arrested and charged with murder
- Carroll was a feared standover man who broke into drug dealer’s houses
The daughter of a feared standover man who once admitted to taking a set of pliers to a man’s testicles has been charged with his murder.
Michael John Carroll, 51, was found with two stab wounds at the front of a friend’s house on Ronald Street at Tenambit, in New South Wales‘ Hunter region, at 7.30pm on Saturday.
Paramedics attempted to treat Carroll at the scene but he could not be revived and died on the spot.
His daughter Maddison Hickson, 23, was arrested by police and charged with his murder on Sunday morning.
Pictured: 23-year-old Maddison Hickson who stabbed her father Michael John Caroll to death
The daughter of a standover man (pictured, Michael John Carroll) who once admitted to taking a set of pliers to a man’s testicles, has been charged with his murder
Neighbour Leesa Brinkley told 7 News she heard the young mother say: ‘High-pressure the wound, call the ambulance quick, get him out of here before the cops come.’
When Ms Brinkley walked outside, she saw ‘cops and ambulance everywhere’.
Just 100m away, Hickson’s grandmother’s home became a crime scene when evidence was found in her front yard.
Hickson, who has a three-year-old son, initially fled the scene but was arrested when police found her at home.
She did not apply for bail and police are still hunting for the weapon and a motive.
Detective Inspector Ranald Urquhart said police are still searching for a weapon and a motive.
‘We don’t know what lead to the incident, and that is currently subject to ongoing investigation,’ he said.
Carroll was a feared standover man who was known for torturing drug dealers and other criminals.
Michael John Carroll, 51, was found with multiple stab wounds at the front of a friend’s house on Ronald Street at Tenambit, in New South Wales’ Hunter region, at 7.20pm on Saturday (pictured, emergency services at the scene on Saturday night)
Paramedics attempted to treat Carroll at the scene though he could not be revived
He faced court following a series of home invasions in 2014.
Police alleged he wielded a tomahawk and meat cleaver and demanded the dealers hand over their drugs.
Several victims had ears cut off, broken bones and burned body parts.
Carroll admitted bashing a man with a baseball bat and then using a set of pliers on his fingers, toes and testicles.
He pleaded guilty to one count of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
A source said that Carroll ‘was mad, too mad even for the bikies’.
His daughter Maddison Hickson, 23, was arrested by police and charged with his murder on Sunday morning (pictured, police photographing the scene)