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Bedside hearing for Qld murder suspect

AAP logoAAP 22/11/2016 Darren Cartwright

The sight of three blood-spattered children walking the street has led police to the body of a man in suburban Brisbane.

A bedside hearing is planned to charge a father-of-three with the murder of his ex-wife's partner at a home in Alexandra Hills late on Tuesday night.

The victim, 37, was stabbed to death with a carving-style knife and his alleged attacker was on Wednesday in Princess Alexandra Hospital in an apparent case of murder-suicide.

Police say the wounded man, 39, is the former husband of the woman living at the house where the attack occurred about 11.30pm.

The alleged murderer's children were found walking the streets which prompted the first emergency calls, Inspector Rob Graham said.

"That was the call to service initially. Children wandering the streets covered in blood," he told reporters.

Detective Inspector Owen Elloy expected the alleged attacker, who was undergoing surgery, would be charged with murder and other offences at the "earliest opportunity".

It's alleged he forced his way into the home by smashing a rear window before stabbing the victim to death.

"The offender has self-harmed and is presently in theatre," Det Insp Elloy told reporters.

Three children, all believed to be under the age of 10, were home at the time.

"The three children are going to remember today for all the wrong reasons," Det Insp Elloy said.

"We have three young children without a father figure heading into Christmas."

The alleged attacker was known to police but in "a very limited way", he added.

He said the woman was traumatised.

"She's assisting us in every way with our inquiries and provided a fairly extensive statement to us throughout the course of the early morning," he said.

Neighbour Trish Kennedy said the children stayed with her after the incident.

"The kids are alright. They're tired ... but they're alright," she told Seven Network.

Readers seeking support and information about suicide prevention can contact Lifeline on 13 11 14.

National domestic violence helpline: 1800 737 732 or 1800RESPECT.

MensLine Australia 1300 78 99 78.

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