Father-of-two allegedly stabbed to death outside his home

Father-of-two Bruce Monaghan, 50, died of multiple stab wounds after an alleged attack on on Monday night.
Father-of-two Bruce Monaghan, 50, died of multiple stab wounds after an alleged attack on on Monday night. Facebook

TRIBUTES have flowed on social media for a Delaney's Creek father allegedly stabbed to death outside his home on Monday night. 

The 50-year-old father of two has been named by Channel 7 as Bruce Monaghan.

Mr Monaghan died of multiple stab wounds allegedly inflicted by John Francis, the ex-partner of Mr Monaghan's new girlfriend.


Mr Francis, 50, has since been charged with the murder of Mr Monaghan. 

The Woodford man has also been charged with the attempted murder of four others after he allegedly crashed his ute through the wall of Mr Monaghan's home about 20km north-west of Caboolture where the five people were inside at the time. 

Police later found Mr Monaghan's body in the front yard with numerous wounds.

It has been reported the man was allegedly stabbed to death in front of his teenage son. 

Mr Francis has been remanded in custody on 10 charges stemming from the incident. Other charges include contravening a domestic violence order and attempted arson.

Francis faced Caboolture Magistrates Court yesterday charged with four counts of attempted murder and one count each of murder, entering a dwelling with intent, contravention of a domestic violence order, driving while disqualified, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and attempted arson.

Francis stared at the floor as Magistrate Jennifer Batts remanded him in custody and adjourned the case until June.

Legal Aid representative Blair Hoolihan said Francis would be defending the charges.



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