Who is Matthew Brian Ramsay? Prominent real estate agent accused of stabbing best friend's wife

Helen Coulston, 45, was allegedly stabbed by Matthew Brian Ramsay in the chest after she answered the door at home at about 12:30 pm on August 8

Who is Matthew Brian Ramsay? Prominent real estate agent accused of stabbing best friend's wife
A former successful real estate agent, Matthew Brian Ramsay (R) accused of allegedly stabbing his best friend Walt Coulston's (L) wife Helen Coulston (M) (YouTube)
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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA: A successful real estate agent was caught on the surveillance camera stabbing his best friend's wife outside her Sydney home. He is currently being detained by police for the alleged stabbing, according to Daily Mail. Matthew Brian Ramsay stabbed the mother-of-two, Helen Coulston, who is his best friend Walt's wife, when she answered the door at her $4.5 million Dover Heights home at about 12:30 pm on Monday, August 8, according to court filings.

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Ramsay, who served as the 'best man' at the couple's wedding, remained in the prison cells at Waverley Local Court on Tuesday morning, August 9. Ramsay, who used to routinely close property deals totaling billions of dollars, was arrested at Campbell Parade in Bondi a short time after the alleged stabbing. Paramedics on the scene who treated the victim described her injuries as ‘horrific’, telling 7 News that had the wound been slight to the left or right, the outcome would have been very different. The victim, Helen Coulston, remains in a stable condition in hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.

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Meanwhile, Walt Coulston, the alleged victim's husband, told The Daily Telegraph that the accused attacker of his wife knew the family. Coulston stated, “He was the best man at our wedding, Godfather of our children … how do you think I feel?” Coulston claimed he was making an effort to console the children. Coulston added, “We’ve done our best (to explain to the kids) … it’s all a bit weird. Could you imagine the person who was the best man at your wedding and the godfather to your daughter doing that? It’s exactly like that.”

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Meanwhile, Ramsay most recently held the positions of director and partner at Ray White Commercial and Stanton Hillier Parker but hadn't worked for the firm for around a year. With more than 20 years of experience, Ramsay was a well-known personality in the real estate sector and, has had a vital part in brokering some of Australia's highest profile deals

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He negotiated the $180 million sale of Channel Seven's Pyrmont building and the $147.5 million sale of Channel Nine's venerable Willoughby headquarters. The 46-year-old has also held other positions, including director of CBRE Residential Development Sites, where he oversaw a group that generated annual sales of roughly $1 billion. 

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According to The Australian, he is accused of inflicting injuries or grievous bodily harm with the intent to kill. Meanwhile, according to court records, Ramsay was also accused of larceny in July after allegedly stealing snacks from an Ampol Foodary. Ramsay allegedly stole a snickers bar, two Oak brand flavored milk, a packet of Mars pods chocolates, and two Ice brand flavored milk drinks. Ramsay is scheduled to appear in court on September 5.

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