The uncle of a mother who was viciously stabbed to death claims some of the people accused of killing her are relatives - and that the victim's daughter held her in her arms as she died.
Debbie Combarngo, 37, was fatally stabbed in broad daylight at her home in the Toowoomba suburb of Wilsonton in Queensland's Darling Downs region shortly after 2pm on Sunday.
Michael Combarngo said Debbie's daughter watched the attack unfold inside the family's unit before the alleged attackers ran away, Nine News reported.
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Six women, including Christine Hall (pictured), and three men have been charged over the suspected 'revenge' stabbing of a mother who died after allegedly being ambushed in her unit
Nine defendants were arrested in the carpark of a nearby Hungry Jack's on Sunday, after pouring out of a maxi taxi together (pictured is Joshua Lingwoodock, one of the nine charged)
Police officers pictured at a nearby Hungry Jack's on Sunday night, where nine defendants were arrested after pouring out of a maxi taxi
'It is hard for a young mother herself to hold her dying mother until she died and was revived again then to pass again,' he said.
He said some of the nine people who have been charged over her death were family of Debbie's.
'This will leave a family divided,' he said.
Detectives are now looking into Ms Combarngo's ties to a man who died last week, and investigating whether her death was a revenge attack.
Officers arrested nine people as they poured out of a maxi taxi on Sunday following the stabbing death
Police officers are seen in the car park of a Hungry Jack's where they arrested nine people
Mikey Hall, who was found dead on April 21, is reportedly related to the defendants accused of stabbing Ms Combarngo on Sunday.
Nine defendants were arrested in the carpark of a nearby Hungry Jack's on Sunday, after pouring out of a maxi taxi together.
Each were charged with two counts of assault occasioning bodily harm and one count of enter dwelling with intent.
Those charged included Shiralee Fernando, Ashley Aaron Fing, Rhianna Jade Fing, Ty Peter Fing, Christine Maree Hall, Jana Leigh Hall, Rhonda Ann Hall and Joshua James Lingwoodock.
The group was remanded in custody on Monday night to front the Toowoomba Magistrate's