Perth man, 23, charged for alleged murder of best mate

Nathan Cherrington, 23, allegedly stabbed Gus Kennedy, 24, while they were hanging out in his granny flat at Clyo Way, Kallaroo.

Perth man, 23, charged for alleged murder of best mate

A 23-year-old man has been charged with the murder of his best mate in Perth at the weekend.

Nathan Cherrington, 23, allegedly stabbed Gus Kennedy, 24, in a drug-fuelled rage at his granny flat at Clyo Way, Kallaroo.

Mr Cherrington was shirtless when he allegedly knocked on a neighbour's door in the early hours of Sunday morning, asking them to call Triple Zero and claiming an argument over drugs got out of control.

WA Police said they were called to the scene at 2.50am and when officers arrived 10 minutes later Mr Kennedy was dead.

Police said they located the knife allegedly used to kill Mr Kennedy.

Neighbour Sara Pomare, whose home backs onto the granny flat, said "it sounded so out of control, like he had just flipped and lost all control of himself".

For one hour on Saturday night Ms Pomare said she heard yelling, which she believes was the victim attempting to soothe his mate, then suddenly silence.

"You know, 'stop bro, calm down, don't do that'," Ms Pomare said.

"It was niggling away at me why I could no longer hear the other person trying to calm him down."

Mr Cherrington was refused bail when he faced Joondalup Court today.

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