Samuel Campbell has pledged to face a murder trial for fatally stabbing Cooma

Samuel Albert Campbell, 22, has been sent to the Supreme Court to face a murder trial. Photo: File.

The youngster accused of murder after he allegedly stabbed an older man to death on the Monaro more than a year ago has been committed to trial.

samuel albert Campbell, now 22, was arrested in bushland on Shannons Flat Road, north of Cooma, on February 15, 2021.

NSW Police said they were called to Cooma Hospital around 4am that day after two men with stab wounds arrived.

A 19-year-old man had arm injuries and was taken to hospital in Canberra where he remained stable.

However, the 38-year-old, who had stab wounds to his abdomen, neck and chest, died on arrival.


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Mr. Campbell was arrested and charged with murder and wounding a person with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

On Wednesday June 8, his case was heard in Cooma Local Court, where Magistrate Roger Clisdell sent him to the NSW Supreme Court.

Mr Campbell was scheduled to appear in High Court for an arraignment on August 5. He did not ask for bail and it was formally refused.

No plea was entered.

Elna M. Lemons