Matthew Brian Ramsay was greatest man at Walt and Helen Coulston’s wedding ceremony (pictured)
The household of a as soon as high-flying property developer who allegedly knifed his greatest mate’s spouse within the chest with a ‘ten-inch blade’ have damaged their silence on the chilling millionaire’s row ‘assault’.
Matthew Brian Ramsay, 46, was arrested on Monday and charged with stabbing Helen Coulston with intent to homicide when she answered the door of her mansion in Dover Heights, in Sydney’s jap suburbs, at about 12.15pm.
Mrs Coulston, 46, was raced to St Vincent’s hospital and is predicted to make a full restoration.
Ramsay was very shut with the alleged sufferer’s husband, Walt Coulston – the pair holidayed collectively in Greece of their 20s, he was greatest man on the Coulstons wedding ceremony and is godfather to their two youngsters.
On Wednesday, the one-time actual property agent’s sister-in-law, Shailee Ramsay, advised Each day Mail Australia the scenario is ‘arduous’ as a result of she can also be associates with Mr and Mrs Coulston.
‘I can not say a lot as a result of it is sophisticated and this can be a actually arduous time as a result of Walter and Helen are actually good associates of ours too,’ she mentioned.
‘So it is arduous for everybody.’
Matthew Ramsay’s sister-in-law, Shailee Ramsay (pictured), advised Each day Mail Australia she can also be shut with the Coulstons
Matthew Ramsay is pictured, proper, along with his brother, Anthony, and their daughters – earlier than Matthew’s marriage broke down
When requested whether or not her household would help Ramsay all through his authorized battle, she replied: ‘Yeah, we will likely be.’
He was denied bail in Waverley Native Courtroom on Tuesday and can seem earlier than a Justice of the Peace once more on October 19.
Shailee, a former health mannequin, married Ramsay’s brother Anthony in 2015 and the trio have been pictured collectively at household gatherings quite a few instances over time – largely whereas Matthew was nonetheless fortunately married with an toddler daughter.
His marriage broke down in 2016.
Mr Coulston, then again, was all smiles on Tuesday after taking his children out for sushi – regardless of his spouse’s alleged near-death expertise.
He made a weird remark to one of many journalists stationed exterior their residence, providing a quote in trade for studying the place her jacket was from.
‘I’ve obtained to go give the youngsters lunch, sushi, they adore it,’ he advised 9 Information.
Helen Coulston’s husband Walt Coulston is pictured on the couple’s residence on Wednesday morning
Ramsay (pictured left) and Coulston (centre) had a long-standing friendship spanning at the very least 15 years
‘I’ve to ask you the place you bought your jacket from… everybody likes it, it is clearly crucial factor taking place, so in the event you inform me that, I will let you know one thing.’
Mr Coulston went on to say the incident was ‘as you’d anticipate … a bit bizarre’.
‘Might you think about the one who was the perfect man at your wedding ceremony and the godfather to your daughter doing that?’ he requested.
Builder Peter Haramis, who ran to assist, alleged to Each day Mail Australia that the 46-year-old mom was on ‘all fours’ with Ramsay as they allegedly fought for the knife.
In response to his account – which is but to be examined in court docket – Mr Haramis claimed she managed to toss the blade to the tradesman: ‘He checked out me for a second and froze and that gave her the prospect to get the knife.’
‘She threw the knife previous me and I obtained it… I mentioned (to the alleged attacker), “you are not getting the knife”.’
Pictured: Matthew Ramsay (second man from the left) when he was greatest man at Helen and Walt Couston’s wedding ceremony
Helen Coulston (pictured along with her husband) was allegedly stabbed within the chest exterior her Dover Heights residence on Monday
Ramsay, who didn’t personally seem in court docket on Tuesday, was additionally charged with shoplifting $31 value of snacks and flavoured milk from a petroleum station.
His defence lawyer Andrew O’Brien didn’t apply for bail and sought an adjournment for each issues.
Mr O’Brien indicated he would look to have his shoplifting cost handled below the psychological well being act when the case returns to court docket on September 5.
The tried homicide cost will subsequent return to court docket on October 19, with an interim apprehended violence order put in place with NSW Police naming Mrs Coulston as an individual in want of safety.
Ramsay has been charged with trigger wounding/grievous bodily hurt with intent to homicide for the Dover Heights stabbing.
Matthew Brian Ramsay (pictured), 46, appeared in Waverley Native Courtroom on Tuesday. He’s a high-flying actual property agent
A hero builder, Peter Haramis (pictured), who ran to assist Mrs Coulston alleged to Each day Mail Australia that the 46-year-old mom was on ‘all fours’ when he arrived on the scene
Neighbours mentioned Ramsay’s automotive was seen often on the street the place the Coulstons and their youngsters have been renting the home for a number of months.
The household had solely been residing within the $4,000-per-week rental for a couple of months earlier than the alleged assault occurred.
In response to Ramsay’s LinkedIn profile, he works in companion improvement for business actual property firm, Stanton Hillier Parker.
Nevertheless, a spokeswoman for the corporate mentioned he hasn’t labored there for at the very least 12 months and he had been repeatedly requested to amend his profile to mirror that.
‘We have requested LinkedIn to take away it as a result of it isn’t correct and he would not work for us anymore,’ the lady mentioned.
Matthew Brian Ramsay, 46, allegedly stabbed Helen Coulston when she answered the entrance door of her cliffside Dover Heights residence (pictured)