Fleming stated Kefu was in surgical procedure after struggling “very severe wounds to his stomach.” According to Fleming, his preliminary situation was described as “crucial however anticipated to outlive.”
Kefu’s spouse suffered “very, very severe” lacerations to her arms, whereas his 21-year-old son suffered wounds to his arm and again and his 18-year-old daughter suffered cuts to her hand and arm, Fleming stated.
According to Fleming, Kefu and his family had been awoken by noises in their home and had been threatened when the home invaders demanded that they hand over automobile keys.
According to Fleming, neighbors had been capable of apprehend the invaders, one in all which was armed with a knife.
The suspects allegedly had an axe, a knife and a machete.
Police say two different family members who had been additionally in the home had been unharmed.
“The wounds are important and my understanding is that everybody goes to outlive, however the trauma, little question, will dwell with this family ceaselessly,” stated Fleming.
Police say they’ve charged a 15-year-old male with tried homicide following ongoing investigations into the alleged housebreaking and wounding in Coorparoo.
The 15-year-old has been charged with 4 counts of tried homicide, three counts of assault inflicting grievous bodily hurt and one depend every of illegal use of a motorized vehicle, breaking and coming into, housebreaking and deprivation of liberty. He has been refused bail and will seem in Brisbane Children’s Court.
A second 15-year-old boy was taken into custody after presenting himself injured at a South Brisbane hospital, whereas a 3rd is believed to have fled in a stolen car.
“It may be very unusual to have violence to this excessive with accidents to this excessive, however we do know some younger individuals are carrying knives and weapons,” Fleming stated.
Kefu performed 60 checks for the Australian worldwide rugby group between 1997 and 2003, profitable the Rugby World Cup in 1999. He started teaching Tonga’s nationwide group in 2016.
“Our ideas are with Toutai and his total family proper now,” Rugby Australia CEO Andy Marinos stated. “It was surprising information to obtain this morning. Toutai is a titan of our sport — a warrior on the sector and off it.
“To the Kefu family — the Australian Rugby group is right here for you. We additionally need to prolong that assist to others affected as effectively. The Rugby family is a close-knit one and we at all times rally round one another when one other is in want,” Marinos stated.