Qld man acquitted of ex-partner's murder


A man has been found not guilty by a jury of murdering his former partner, who was stabbed to death in central Queensland.

Shandee Blackburn was walking home from work in Mackay on February 9, 2013 when she was robbed and left to die.

Locals found the 23-year-old lying in the street covered in blood and called paramedics but she couldn't be saved.

Her former partner John Peros was charged with her murder in September 2014 after an extensive police investigation, including involvement from the Crime and Corruption Commission.

Peros pleaded not guilty and was on Friday acquitted by a jury of murder following a trial in the Mackay Supreme Court.