1. Teenager arrested over murder of her grandfather.
The teenager arrested over the murder of her 81-year-old grandfather has been described as being just like any other teenage girl.
Brittney Jade Dwyer, 19, and her friend Bernadette Burns, 21, were arrested in Redbank Plains, south-west of Brisbane, on Friday over the death of Robert Whitwell, 81.
Brittney Jade Dwyer, 19, with her grandfather Robert Whitwell. Via Facebook.
His body was discovered by neighbours at his Adelaide home on August 8 after mail went uncollected. Police initially thought he died of natural causes.
A neighbour has confirmed seeing Dwyer outside Mr Whitwell’s house about four days after he was found dead, reports The Brisbane Times.
The accused pair are expected to be formally charged with murder after appearing in court today. They will later be extradited to South Australia.
Mr Whitwell's brother, Geoffrey Whitwell, said his brother “did no harm to anybody” and did not deserve to meet a brutal end.
He described Brittney as being “just like any other type of girl to us, she was friendly.”
Bernadette Burns, 21 wrote: "story of my life: i knew better but i did it anyway."
Detective Inspector Greg Hutchins, of the Major Crime Investigation Branch told The Advertiser he was unable to disclose any motive or cause of death.
In a chilling Facebook post on August 5 Bernadette Burns wrote: “Story of my life: I knew better but I did it anyway.”
2. Bali police to take Sara Connor and David Taylor back to scene of the crime.
Sara Connor. Via Facebook.
Police in Bali will take Sara Connor and David Taylor back to scene of the crime today to take part in an official reconstruction before charging the pair over the death of a Balinese policeman.
Connor and Taylor are the only suspects in the bashing death of Bali police officer Wayan Sudarsa.
Each has now given different versions of what they say happened during police interrogation, during the reconstruction police they will confront them with these differences.
News Limited reports that Connor’s former husband, Anthony “Twig” Connor has flown to Bali and will visit her today.
It comes as Bali investigators say six new witnesses have come forward in the case.
Police say the new witnesses include people who were at the site where Connor and Taylor allegedly burned the clothes they had been wearing on the morning of Wayan Sudarsa's death.
3. 62-year-old man charged over nightclub acid attack.
A man has been charged after allegedly filling a lubricant dispenser with acid at a gay and bisexual nightclub in western Sydney.
Police will allege the man, 62, filled a dispenser in one of the rooms of Arrows Nightclub, Rydalmere, with hydrochloric acid on Saturday night.
The Daily Telegraph reports that security detained the man after an alarm was triggered that alerted staff the dispenser had been tampered with.
The man was charged with administering a poison with intent to injure or cause distress or pain, entering a building with intent, malicious damage and driving while suspended.
4. Nick Xenophon indicates he may back same-sex marriage plebiscite.
In an interview with Fairfax Media Senator Nick Xenophon has indicated he may have changed his mind on the same-sex marriage plebiscite and his senators may back the bill.
Senator Xenophon told Fairfax Media on Sunday his party of four had not yet decided whether to support the plebiscite but that a speedy resolution of the issue was paramount.