An 18-year-old boy was allegedly stabbed to death in the early hours of the morning with a 17-year-old girl charged.
Seb O’Halloran was allegedly killed at a Limpidi Drive home in the rural Victorian town of Mildura – 540km north-west of Melbourne – at about 1.05am on Saturday.
Emergency services were called and parmedics tried to revive Mr O’Halloran, who was a talented motocross rider, but he died at the scene.
The girl, who cannot be named, was charged with one count of murder on Sunday and will appear at a children’s court at a later date.
Mr O’Halloran and some of his friends were at The Setts nightclub when Mr O’Halloran suddenly left, his mate Jesse Harris told the Herald Sun.
Police have charged a 17-year-old girl with murder following the death of Seb O’Halloran (pictured right)
‘He had to leave to do something and I was meant to go with him but decided I would stay at the club and wait for him,’ he said.
Mr O’Halloran went to the Limpidi Drive house where he reportedly came between a teenage girl and boy who were arguing and was allegedly stabbed.
Mr Harris said his friend always looked out for others. ‘He was the mate that would chase after us if we needed his help when we were in trouble,’ he said.
‘He taught every one of his mates a different lesson and had a different connection with all of us, he was one-of-a-kind and no one will ever be able to replace him.’
Other friends paid their respects to Mr O’Halloran on social media, saying he was ‘loved by the community’.
Eric Wolfe wrote on Instagram that ‘no measurement of time with you could have ever been enough’.
‘I’ll put my best foot forward every day for you, I f*****g love you Seb.’
Another friend, Damon Burke, said Mr O’Halloran was like an ‘older brother’.
‘I love you so much man,’ he said.
‘I will be forever grateful I knew someone as funny, hardworking and loving as you. May you rest in peace.’
Another wrote ‘Fly high brother, wish you all the best up there.’
Friends paid tribute to Mr O’Halloran (pictured centre) on social media with one of the man’s mates saying he looked out for everyone
Mr O’Halloran’s death makes has followed a spate of knife crimes involving teenagers and young adult across Victoria in recent months.
In May, Pasawm Lyhym, 16, was stabbed to death at Sunshine train station in Melbourne.
In September, a 14-year-old called Benjamin was hospitalised with life-threatening injuries and placed in an induced coma after he was stabbed in an abduction attempt in Glen Huntly.
Also in September, Adam Robinson, 21, was killed when he was stabbed near his home in Wyndham Vale.