A 32 Y.O. Man Has Been Charged W/ Murder After Months-Long Investigation Into Syd Woman’s Death

Photo of Erin Gilbert who was found dead at her Merrylands unit and photo of detectives establishing crime scene at unit
CONTENT WARNING: This article discusses domestic violence.

A man has been charged with murder almost four months after 42-year-old Erin Gilbert was found dead in her Merrylands apartment, according to 9News. Erin was also known as Erin Mullavey.

Back in April, emergency services were called to the unit in Sydney’s West after concerns were raised for Ms Gilbert’s safety, NSW Police said in a statement.

Ms Gilbert’s 38-year-old husband, Nic Gilbert, had called triple-zero and was attempting CPR when police arrived, Superintendent Andrew Holland told reporters.

When police arrived at Ms Gilbert’s apartment, they found her body in the living room with “very serious and severe” injuries.

Mr Gilbert was questioned at Granville Police station at the time before being released.

Mr Gilbert’s best friend, 32-year-old Morten Jensen, has been charged with the murder of Erin.

As per 9News, Jensen was also friends with Erin. He will face Parramatta Local Court on Wednesday.

Police will allege there was a conflict between Jensen, Mr Gilbert and Ms Gilbert which increased during the day, and also allege that Jensen attacked Ms Gilbert with a bladed instrument during the argument.

“We will allege this man is the sole person responsible for the murder,” Detective Superintendent Danny Doherty said, as per 9News.

Doherty also said police allege Jensen wore a grey hooded jumper on the way to the Gilbert’s home and then took a dark jumper from the apartment to wear over the top of it — both of which he allegedly discarded.

Police also allege Jensen obtained a mountain bike when leaving the Gilbert’s home and rode it to an address nearby.

According to journalist and femicide researcher Sherele Moody, who keeps count of the women killed in acts of violence across Australia, 36 women have been killed this year. Erin was the 16th.

That’s 36 too many. Rest in peace.

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