Man who allegedly murdered mother in Sydney's south-west was on bail for attacking her, court told
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A man accused of fatally stabbing his mother and setting her house on fire in south-west Sydney was released on bail a day before the incident, court documents reveal.
Emergency services were called to a house fire on Wattle Street in Bankstown on Sunday night, where 67-year-old Katherine Safranko was found with significant head injuries.
Her son, Troy Safranko, was tasered and arrested, after he allegedly approached officers wielding a large kitchen knife.
The 31-year-old was taken to hospital for assessment, before being charged with multiple offences including murder, torture, beating and causing the death of animal, damaging a property by fire, breaching bail and contravening an apprehended violence order (AVO).
Police allege he stabbed his mother before killing her cat and setting fire to the property.
He did not appear at Bankstown Local Court on Tuesday, where his lawyer Mostafa Daoudie made no application for bail.
Mr Safranko is next due to face court later this month.
Court documents reveal he was released on bail on Saturday, after he allegedly choked his mother at the home in a separate incident on Friday.
Police took out an AVO against him following the incident, and charged him with assault occasioning actual bodily harm and intentional choking.
His bail conditions required him not to enter the Wattle Street property.
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