Etem Duga: Perth grandfather used axe to homicide ex-wife’s new lover


A Perth grandfather has been found guilty of using a tomahawk and kitchen knife to murder his estranged wife’s new partner, attempting to kill her and injuring two neighbours who intervened.

Etem Duga, 76, had been married to Vickie Fidel for more than 40 years in 2016 when she left him, obtained a violence restraining order and started dating 73-year-old Philip Fidel, whom she had met at the gym.

Duga stood trial in the West Australian Supreme Court and on Friday the jury found him guilty of murdering Mr Fidel, attempting to murder Ms Fidel and neighbour John Jacobs, and endangering the life or safety of fellow neighbour Rupert Rudd.

During the trial, the jury was shown security vision of Duga chasing his former wife down the stairs with an axe before using the weapon against another neighbour.

The 76-year-old will be sentenced next year and is facing the rest of his life behind bars.

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