Homicide Squad detectives have charged two teenage boys with murder following the death of a woman in Melbourne’s inner north on Wednesday night.
- Victoria Police have charged a 15-year-old boy and a 14-year-old boy with one count of murder each
- The charges relate to the death of Hannah Pringle, who was found seriously injured on April 5
- Ms Pringle is being remembered as a “highly respected and valued” colleague
A 15-year-old boy and a 14-year-old boy were each charged on Friday evening with one count of murder, Victoria Police said in a statement.
The charges relate to the death of Hannah Pringle, who was found seriously injured at a Stafford Street address in Abbotsford about 11:10pm on April 5.
The 41-year-old was taken to hospital, however died shortly afterwards as a result of her injuries.
Victoria Police said a 13-year-old boy who had also been at the residence was not physically injured.
The charged teens will appear before a children’s court at a later date, police said.
Tributes for ‘highly respected’ colleague
Ms Pringle is being remembered by her colleagues at the Emergency Services Telecommunications Authority (ESTA) as a “highly respected and valued member” of their team.
“We are in shock and deeply saddened, and our thoughts and sympathies continue to be with her family, friends and colleagues,” chief executive Stephen Leane said.
“Hannah provided so much to our organisation and the Victorian community through her service.”
Ms Pringle joined the ESTA in 2012, working as a police and SES call-taker before moving to fire call-taking.
Mr Leane said she recently worked as a police dispatcher and workplace trainer within the ESTA learning centre.
“We know that nothing can take away the pain of losing a loved one, but we will continue to focus on providing wraparound support and care for her family, colleagues, and all those affected by her passing,” Mr Leane said.