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Man extradited over violent home invasion

By Riverine Herald

A MAN extradited from Queensland has faced court over charges relating to a violent home invasion and stabbing in Echuca more than two years ago.

Jade Mangino, 23, appeared in custody at Echuca Magistrates Court on Tuesday, charged with aggravated burglary, intentionally causing serious injury, assault with a weapon and dishonesty offences.

Echuca detectives travelled to Brisbane on Friday where they arrested Mangino as he was released from Woodford Correctional Centre where he had served a two-year and two-month jail sentence for unrelated matters.

Extradition was granted at Caboolture Magistrates Court later that day and he was remanded in custody in Melbourne until his appearance.

Police allege Mangino broke into a Hare St home early on April 23, 2016, where he brandished a knife and slashed the 63-year-old male occupant to the neck and chest when he refused to give up his car keys.

The victim, who also suffered severe tendon damage to his feet from some broken photo frames, underwent surgery at Echuca hospital the day after the attack and had to have specialist surgery on his feet at another hospital.

On Tuesday, police prosecutor Sergeant Dave Somerton told the court Mangino fled to NSW and Queensland soon after before being arrested by Queensland police in May 2016 for other matters.

Sgt Somerton said Victoria Police had also charged Mangino with theft of a firearm, relating to an offence in Echuca on February 23, 2015, and a criminal damage offence in Kyabram.

Duty solicitor Majella Foster-Jones made no bail application on Mangino’s behalf and magistrate Michael King remanded him in custody to appear in Bendigo Magistrates Court on October 3 for a commital mention.