Woonona man refused bail after allegedly murdering his mother

justice scalesA WOONONA man, charged with the murder of his mother, has been refused bail after he appeared in Wollongong Court on February 20.

Boutros Mouawad, 55, has been charged with the alleged murder of his 76-year-old mother, Helen Mouawad, at her Gray Street cottage on Monday February 18. Police were called to the home about 11pm after receiving reports of an injured woman.

Emergency services were unable to revive the woman. While the forensic investigation into Ms Mouawad’s death could take months, Mouawad is expected to reappear in court in May.

About Mick Roberts

A journalist, writer and historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of Australian pubs and associated industries for over 30 years. He is working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides writing a number of history books, Mick managed several community newspapers. He has been editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), the Sydney city newspaper, City News, and Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW.


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