4 Jul 2011

Melbourne 14-year-old accused of stabbing woman

4:44 pm on 4 July 2011

A 14-year-old boy has been charged with manslaughter in Australia after a woman was stabbed to death in a confrontation over egg throwing.

Four other young people have been released without charge.

Police say the 47-year-old woman and her husband were confronting the group for throwing eggs at her house and car in Melbourne.

The ABC reports the boy allegedly stabbed the mother-of-three just after 8am on Monday.

Her husband tried to revive her, but she died before paramedics arrived.

A friend of the victim's says there is always trouble in the area and residents are often too scared to go outside at night.