Two Arrested And Charged With Murder Of Prominent Adelaide Doctor

Two individuals have been arrested and charged with the murder of Dr Michael Yung

The prominent 61-year-old paediatrician was found with serious injuries at his Gilberton home on Monday morning, following what police initially believed was a home invasion.

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Major Crime detectives apprehended a 22-year-old man and a 27-year-old woman from Thebarton during a visit to a residence in Torrensville, located in Adelaide’s western suburbs. 

The duo now faces charges of murder, aggravated serious criminal trespass, and committing theft using force. They are scheduled to appear in court today.

Dr Yung, former head of the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital, succumbed to his injuries on Tuesday at the Royal Adelaide Hospital.

While initial police reports suggested a potential link to a recent crime spree in Adelaide, authorities now state that no connection has been identified. 

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Deputy Commissioner Linda Williams clarified that the arrests are unrelated to Operation Mandrake, a task force investigating a series of break-ins across Adelaide.

“The 22-year-old and 27-year-old arrested for the alleged murder are not connected with Mandrake,” Deputy Commissioner Williams said.

The motive behind the attack remains under investigation, and Deputy Commissioner Williams noted that the probe is ongoing. 

Detectives have asserted that they are not seeking any additional suspects at this point.

Premier Malinauskas said: “I think this has shocked South Australians to the core, in a way that’s become a bit too frequent in the last couple of weeks.”

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