A man accused of nearly disembowelling his girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend in a bizarre love triangle murder has died in jail from a brain tumour before he could face trial.
Milo Manu Felix Wild, 27, was spending the night with his new girlfriend, Emma Thompson, when they decided to go to his Military Road apartment in North Bondi, in Sydney’s east, on August 26.
When they arrived, they found Jordan Byrne, 26, there with a woman before the pair got in a fight and Wild allegedly stabbed Mr Byrne.
According to The Daily Telegraph, Wild allegedly thrust a knife into Mr Byrne’s stomach, nearly disembowelling him.
Friends said Ms Thompson, 36, had previously dated Mr Byrne before moving on to a relationship with Wild.
Ms Thompson and Wild are understood to have arrived back at his Military Rd unit where Mr Byrne was hanging out with Wild’s female flatmate, Natasha Jones, just before midnight on Saturday.
Neighbours inside the unit block reportedly heard the two men arguing loudly about 12.30am.
Mr Byrne stumbled out of the apartment where neighbours attempted to help stop the bleeding until paramedics arrived to the scene.
He was rushed to hospital suffering horrific stab wounds to his face and abdomen, but died in surgery.
Wild was also taken to hospital for minor injuries he sustained in the scuffle, but was soon after released and arrested.
He was charged with murder and was spending his time behind bars awaiting trial in the Northern Territory.
However, on Thursday, Wild died while in jail due to a brain tumour – his murder trial was expected to begin at some point this year.