ROSS Streeter has been charged over the double murder of his father Douglas and uncle John at a Natte Yallock farm.
Streeter, 30, from Bendigo, was charged with two counts of murder in an out-of-sessions court hearing last night.
He was remanded in custody overnight and will appear in the Melbourne Magistrates Court today.
Streeter had earlier been interviewed by police after being released from the Royal Melbourne Hospital yesterday afternoon.
He had been in hospital under police guard since Saturday afternoon with non-life-threatening, self-inflicted wounds.
Streeter appeared in court in a hospital gown and green cargo pants. His left arm was heavily bandaged and in a sling.
The bail justice asked him if he needed to see a doctor and Streeter replied in the affirmative. No evidence was led during the brief hearing.
Streeter was arrested after he was found injured just metres from his father’s house in Cambridge Street, Avoca, about midday on Saturday.
He was being taken to Ballarat Base Hospital for treatment when the ambulance was diverted to Melbourne under police escort.
Police were also with Streeter in the ambulance.
Streeter is believed to have regularly helped his father and uncle on the Streeter Lane sheep farm.
Doug and John Streeter were found at the family’s sheep farm about 6pm on Thursday evening by Douglas’ wife Helen after he failed to return to their Avoca home. Both men, aged 67 and 69, had gunshot wounds.