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Woman charged with murder of own father in NSW domestic attack
A 23-year-old woman has been charged with murder after allegedly stabbing her own father to death in a domestic attack near Newcastle.

Police were called to home at Ronald Street, Tenambit in the NSW Hunter region at 7.20pm yesterday.

Police allege Maddison Hickson had been arguing with her father, Michael Carrol, inside a home when she allegedly stabbed him in the abdomen.

a man standing in front of a car: Police at the scene where a man was fatally stabbed near Maitland.

© 9News Police at the scene where a man was fatally stabbed near Maitland.Police and paramedics tried to save the 51-year-old but he died.

It’s alleged Hickson initially fled the scene but returned a short time later.

She was arrested by police and charged overnight. It is not yet clear what prompted the alleged attack.

a group of people standing in front of a truck: A woman has been charged with murder after the man's death.

© 9News A woman has been charged with murder after the man’s death.“I came out here and there were already police and ambulances everywhere,” neighbour Leesa Brinkley told 9News.

NSW Police Detective Acting Inspector Ranald Urquhart said it was being treated as a domestic violence murder.

Hickson was to face Newcastle Bail Court today.

a man holding a baseball bat: Police and paramedics tried to save the man, who had been stabbed in the torso, but he died.

© 9News Police and paramedics tried to save the man, who had been stabbed in the torso, but he died.NSW Police said investigations are continuing.

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