Former private school student David Anderson who allegedly stabbed parents for drug money is arrested, Photo: Channel Nine The Oatlands home where the stabbing occurred. Photo: Rachel Olding
A former private school student, believed to have taken ice, allegedly stabbed his parents in a terrifying early morning attack in Sydney’s west.
Neighbours in the quiet, wealthy cul-de-sac in Oatlands woke at 4am on Friday to the blood-curdling screams of a woman fearing for her life.
“She was screaming so hard, saying, ‘Somebody help! David, stop! Somebody help us, he’s trying to kill us!’ ” said a neighbour, who asked not to be identified.
Police will allege the couple’s son, David Anderson, 21, stabbed his father, Andrew, 55, and mother, Patricia, 53, during a rampage while on ice.
Both victims were taken to Westmead Hospital. Mr Anderson’s father is in a serious but stable condition, while his mother is in a stable condition.
Neighbours said they heard screaming, bizarre “animal” noises and glass smashing inside and outside the house.
Blood remains smeared on the front door of the family’s two-storey brick mansion in Blairgowrie Place.
Mr Anderson is being interviewed at Parramatta police station where he is expected to be charged on Friday afternoon.
It’s believed Mr Anderson, who attended the prestigious The King’s School about 500 metres away, moved out of the family home about 18 months ago, yet would return occasionally to visit.
His red Hyundai sedan, with green P-plates, remained parked outside the home on Friday afternoon.
His father’s silver ute was still in the driveway.
“I heard something like animal noises, it was very weird,” said one neighbour, who ran out onto his balcony and called the police, who arrived about 11 minutes later.
“It was the longest 11 minutes of my life,” he said. “It made any horror movie I’ve watched seem G-rated.”
He heard the sound of the attack and glass smashing as people ran in and out of the house. He said the mother’s screams were terrifying.
Another neighbour, who lives about 50 metres from the home, said she woke to Mrs Anderson on her front lawn, screaming and covered in blood.
The parents had managed to run up the street to the neighbours’ lawn.
When police arrived, Mrs Anderson was telling them that David was in the house with his shirt off, the neighbour said.
Mr Anderson’s Facebook profile indicates he graduated from The King’s School in 2013.
He lists his job as “backroom team member at KFC”.
The parents have two older daughters who have moved out.
One is a member of the Australian Liberal Students’ Federation and has previously listed the family’s Oatlands address when authorising the party’s advertising and web material.
A neighbour originally said she heard Mr Anderson demand money from his parents, although doubt has emerged as to whether this is correct.
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