Orelia: man charged with murder of elderly man

A MAN has been charged with murder over the death of an 82-year-old Orelia man.

About 12.30pm on Wednesday February 6, police were called to a residence in Barron Way, Orelia, after a carer found the elderly man injured.

He was taken to Fiona Stanley Hospital by St John Ambulance, where he died later that night.

Police began an investigation, including a forensic examination of the man’s residence.

A 59-year-old man from Orelia, who was known to the victim, has been charged with murder.

He was refused bail and is due to appear in the Rockingham Magistrates Court today.