Police take the 18-year-old man into custody.
Police take the 18-year-old man into custody. Photo: Allan Reinkka.

Accused rapist on murder charge

A MAN accused of the attempted murder of a Rockhampton grandmother on Australia Day will have the charge upgraded to murder.

Police this afternoon confirmed the charges will be upgraded at the 18-year-old's next court appearance on April 28.

The man was today brought in to Rockhampton to be re-interviewed.

The man is also charged with rape.

The grandmother died in a Brisbane hospital on February 3.


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