Sister’s teary apology after rampage: ‘Sorry a million times’

 

THE sister of accused CBD knifeman Mert Ney made a complaint to police alleging he punched her in the face and choked her six days before the rampage in Sydney's CBD.

The Daily Telegraph had revealed that Ney was wanted for questioning over the allegations relating to a domestic violence incident with a relative.

His sister Yazel confirmed she was the complainant in the incident at the family home in Marayong, Sydney's west, last Wednesday.

Ney was arrested in the CBD after he was pinned down by a group of bystanders. Picture: Seven News
Ney was arrested in the CBD after he was pinned down by a group of bystanders. Picture: Seven News

 

Police were called to the family home after unemployed Ney, 21, allegedly punched his sister.

"He ran at me, punched and choked me, I couldn't breathe," she said.

She said her brother had battled anxiety, OCD, depression and schizophrenia for years and a person who would slash a woman's throat and stab another was a "monster".

"What happened to those two women is tragic, I feel disgusted," she said.

Yazel said she was upset about her brother's alleged actions.

"He's struggled for a long time but I can't pinpoint where it began."

Police said they found Ney in possession of a USB with information about the New Zealand massacre and similar killings in the US after he was crash tackled to the ground.

Police were called to the Marayong home following complaints of a domestic incident. Picture: Seven News
Police were called to the Marayong home following complaints of a domestic incident. Picture: Seven News

Witnesses also reported him saying "Allahu Akbar".

"He's not a terrorist, god no, he's messed up, I wish I could fix it but I can't do anything," his sister said.

"The family of the deceased is still grieving, and will be mourning for a long time, and I don't feel comfortable with him being painted in a positive light, as that would invalidate their feelings."

The Hotel CBD where a woman was stabbed in the back allegedly by Ney. Picture: Matt King
The Hotel CBD where a woman was stabbed in the back allegedly by Ney. Picture: Matt King

It will be alleged Ney presented at Blacktown Hospital Emergency Department suffering from a drug overdose after the domestic violence incident but fled through the ambulance doors at 6.15am. Police were later informed.

A body is removed from a building on Clarence Street last night. Picture: TNV
A body is removed from a building on Clarence Street last night. Picture: TNV

His sister revealed he regularly absconded from had a history of treatment at hospital mental health departments.

Two months ago he was given a conditional release order at Blacktown Local Court after being caught with found in possession of knuckledusters.

 

 

The family home in Marayong in Sydney’s west.
The family home in Marayong in Sydney’s west.
Police outside Royal Prince Alfred Hospital where Ney was taken after his arrest. Picture: John Grainger
Police outside Royal Prince Alfred Hospital where Ney was taken after his arrest. Picture: John Grainger
Police tape off 104 Clarence Street where a woman’s body was found following the alleged attack. Picture: Justin Lloyd.
Police tape off 104 Clarence Street where a woman’s body was found following the alleged attack. Picture: Justin Lloyd.


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