South Australian Police and forensic services outside the home of AFL coach Phil Walsh, who was found dead after a domestic dispute on Friday, July 3, 2015, in Somerton Park, Adelaide, Australia.
South Australian Police and forensic services outside the home of AFL coach Phil Walsh, who was found dead after a domestic dispute on Friday, July 3, 2015, in Somerton Park, Adelaide, Australia. AAP Image - Russell Millard

Phil Walsh: Ice link probed after son charged with murder

POLICE  are investigating if the drug ice was linked to the alleged stabbing murder of Adelaide Crows coach Phil Walsh, according to reports.

The Adelaide Advertiser is reporting detectives are probing if the highly-addictive drug played a part in the death. A photograph has emerged appearing to show some kind of smoking pipe was taken from the scene in an evidence bag by police.

>> Adelaide Crows' coach allegedly murdered by own son

Cy Walsh, who on Friday was charged with his father's murder, has been transferred from Flinders Medical Centre overnight to secure mental health facility James Nash House.

He was remanded in a bedside hearing that was phone-linked back to the Adelaide Magistrates Court on Friday afternoon. His next court date is in September.

His mother, Meredith, was being treated at the same hospital as her son where she was taken with a minor wound to her leg. She is expected to be released from hospital on Saturday.

Read more on the Brisbane Times.


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