Man charged with killing woman six months after death
A man has been charged over the alleged murder of his 19-year-old girlfriend in Sydney's south last year, six months after he was found seriously injured having fallen from an apartment building.
Weijie He will appear before Sutherland Local Court from a bed at St George Hospital after police were finally able to interview him over the death of Liqun Pan on Wednesday morning.
Police say Mr He, 21, was found with serious injuries on a Chisholm Street in Wolli Creek having apparently fallen from a nearby apartment block on Brodie Sparks Drive on June 27, 2020.
Mr He was taken to St George Hospital, where he remains receiving treatment for serious head injuries.
The next day detectives discovered the body of a woman in a unit inside the building, who was later identified as Chinese national and student Ms Pan.
Police believed her death to be suspicious and formed Strike Force Bazentin to investigate.
"Following inquiries, detectives attended St George Hospital just after 10am today, and interviewed the 21-year-old man," police said in a statement on Wednesday.
"He has been charged with murder and refused bail to appear at Sutherland Local Court today via AVL (audio-video link)."
Ms Pan had been living in Australia to study at an English language college.
She had been seeing Mr He for about two years, police said at the time of her death.
Originally published as Murder charge after 6 months in hospital