Thursday, April 25, 2024

Son charged with mother’s slaying

Queensland Police have this morning charged the 30-year-old son of 61-year-old Wendy Sleeman with her alleged murder at Elanora last week.

Ms Sleeman’s body was found inside a car at an address at Thondley Street in Wilston on Australia day, a day after officers arrested her son in connection with his mother’s disappearance on January 24th.

Today, her devastated brother, Mike Sleeman and sister, Meg Sleeman released a statement, thanking police for their efforts to find their beloved sister.

“We acknowledge the tireless work of the Burleigh Heads CIB in this case. We can now lay our beloved sister to rest,” the family members said.

“We are profoundly saddened by Wendy’s death. She was gentle, funny, caring, clever, loved her labradors and always thought of other people before herself.

“In accordance with Wendy’s wishes, there will be no funeral service. In lieu of leaving flowers, could we ask that people consider making a donation in her memory to either Rosie’s or to the Labrador Retriever Club of Queensland.

“We will miss our beloved sister forever and ask for you to respect our privacy at this terrible time.”

Ms Sleeman’s son has been charged with murder, three counts of contravention of domestic violence order, and one count each of unlawful stalking (DV), burglary (DV), assault occasioning bodily harm (DV), kidnapping (DV), attempted arson (DV), and unlawful use of a motor vehicle.

He is scheduled to appear at the Brisbane Magistrates Court today.

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