Man dead after 'gruesome' family stabbing
A woman is being interviewed by police after her husband was killed and her mother was left clinging to life following a domestic-related stabbing in Sydney's northwest.
NSW Police have appealed for people to "take care of each other" following a spate of stabbings across Sydney.
Emergency services were called to the North Richmond home about 10.45am on Monday and found a man aged in his 40s dead.
The man's mother-in-law, a woman in her 60s, was taken to Westmead Hospital in a critical condition.
The deceased man's wife, aged in her 40s, was treated for minor injuries at the scene and is talking to police.
Two 13-year-old girls, understood to be the pair's children, were at the home at the time of the incident but were unharmed.
"When things like this happen, it just brings it home how important it is to look after each other," Detective Superintendent Jim Stewart told reporters on Monday.
"Any scene where somebody's passed away in these circumstances is a pretty tragic scene.
"To say it was gruesome, horrific, all those descriptive words - it is. It's always horrible to walk into a situation like that."
Investigators are yet to establish a motive but the family was known to police for other domestic incidents.
Det Supt Stewart said domestic violence was always unacceptable: "You've got to be safe in your home."
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