Following yesterday’s harrowing news that a Melbourne man had turned himself into Sunshine police over the murder of 17-year-old schoolgirl Masa Vukotic earlier this week, details of the alleged murderer have emerged and a slew of additional charges have been made.
31-year-old Albion man Sean Price was put behind bars overnight, following the first out-of-sessions hearing at the St Kilda Road Police complex. Price was charged for the murder of Vukotic, along with a range of other offences that occurred after Tuesday evening: Price has also been charged with one count of rape, two counts of robbery and three counts of assault, according to The Age.
The Age reports that in the hearing yesterday evening, Bail Justice Ben Czerniewicz incorrectly read Price’s birth year as 1954, instead of 1984. Price reportedly responded, “Are you a judge?” and added that, “[I] must look pretty good for my age.”
Yesterday’s hearing reportedly lasted all of five minutes before Price was taken into custody. Sean Price is due to face the Magistrates court today over his offences.
The additional offences of rape, robbery and assault are reportedly unrelated to the murder of Masa Vukotic – Price allegedly clocked up a slew of additional offences on Thursday morning ahead of handing himself into Sunshine Police. A sexual assault just moments before turning himself in occurred at 11:20 am on Thursday morning, according to The Age.
Investigative reporter for The Age Michael Bachelard has since written an article, “The Day I Shared A Coffee With Sean Price”, recounting his meeting with Price ten days ago in Melbourne, after Price proposed an undisclosed story for Bachelard to investigate. Bachelard’s recount is a chilling portrait of Price, as he says:
“Did he look dangerous? Yes. He was strong, his muscles knotted. He had scars on his face and he admitted to having been a violent man, and a man against whom violence had been done.”
Via The Age.