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Gucci-wearing brunette arrested over murder of Vergel Velasquez in stairs of Sydney unit building

Bizarre moment Gucci-wearing brunette in hotpants gets arrested over the mysterious murder of Vergel Velasquez who was attacked in the stairwell of his Sydney unit building

  • Stacey Kelly was arrested in Kingsford and charged with Mr Velasquez’s murder 
  • The 35-year-old is the sixth person to be arrested for an alleged brutal bashing 
  • Mr Velasquez was found with severe head injuries in his unit block in Girraween
  • Despite the arrests, police are unsure of the motive behind the alleged attack

A Gucci-wearing brunette in hotpants has become the sixth person to be charged over the death of Vergel Velasquez last year.

Stacey Kelly was arrested in Kingsford in Sydney’s east on Tuesday and taken to Maroubra Police Station where she was charged with Mr Velasquez’s murder.

The 35-year-old is the sixth person to be charged over Mr Velasquez’s mysterious death as police are still unsure of the motive for an alleged bashing.

Mr Velasquez was found unconscious with severe head injuries in the stairwell of his unit block in Girraween on December 30 last year, police said.

Stacey Kelly was arrested in Kingsford in Sydney's east (pictured) on Tuesday afternoon over the alleged bashing

Stacey Kelly was arrested in Kingsford in Sydney’s east (pictured) on Tuesday afternoon over the alleged bashing

The 42-year-old died in Westmead Hospital the following day, with police reporting ‘a group of men had been involved in a physical altercation’.

Ms Kelly joins five other men charged in relation to Mr Velasquez’s death, with Michael Porter, Shane Weatherall, Leslie Fernando and Lionel McGrady all charged with murder in Moree in northwestern NSW last week.

Lidcombe man Jeremy Owen James Smith was also arrested on Monday with the same charge.

Ms Kelly was refused bail and is due to appear in Waverley Local Court on Wednesday, with the other five accused remaining before the courts.

The 35-year-old (pictured) has become the sixth person to be arrested for an alleged brutal bashing

The 35-year-old (pictured) has become the sixth person to be arrested for an alleged brutal bashing

Despite the arrests, detectives are still unsure of the motive behind the alleged attack as none of the arrested group are cooperating with police inquiries, they claim.

Detective Superintendent Danny Doherty in April said Mr Velasquez was the victim of a ‘ferocious and brutal attack’. 

‘It’s clear from what we’ve found so far that he was really a non-violent person, he really wouldn’t harm anyone,’ Supt Doherty told reporters.

‘For this to happen … I don’t think the community could stand this.’ 

Mr Velasquez (pictured) was found with severe head injuries in the stairwell of his unit block in Girraween on December 30 last year

Mr Velasquez (pictured) was found with severe head injuries in the stairwell of his unit block in Girraween on December 30 last year

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