A mother and son charged with the murder of Detective
Inspector Bryson Anderson showed "no remorse" over his death,
court documents allege.
Fiona Barbieri, 45, and Mitchell Barbieri, 19, chose not to
appear in Penrith Local Court today.
The pair has been charged with the stabbing murder of Det
Insp Anderson, 45, who was killed during an alleged
neighbourhood dispute yesterday in Sydney's north west.
He was one of many officers who went to the scene in
Scheyville Road, Oakville, near Windsor.
The court was told that police have applied for a forensics
procedure on Mr Barbieri, which will include DNA testing.
The mother and son did not apply for bail which was formally
refused and they will appear in the same court on December
Court documents state they showed "no remorse" and denied
murdering Det Insp Anderson when police charged them.
"The accused show no remorse and a total denial of the
offence," the court documents for Mitchell Barbieri state.
"He displays a total disregard for the law and is a real risk
to the safety of the community should he be released on
The court documents state similar reasons for Fiona Barbieri,
saying she was in "complete denial" and had a "complete
disregard for the law".
Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione says Det Insp Anderson
died following a knife attack, contrary to reports that he
was killed with an axe or a bow and arrow.
"We will be alleging that a knife was used in this attack,"
Mr Scipione told reporters in Sydney.
"A knife was used and led to the death."
Mr Scipione praised the efforts of paramedics and police who
tried to save Det Insp Anderson's life before he was declared
dead at Hawkesbury Hospital.
"I am sure (they did) all that was humanly possible to save
his life," he said.
He would not indicate if Det Insp Anderson died at the scene.