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Alleged NSW murderer caught in Queensland

A 57-year-old has been charged with murder in NSW after being caught and extradited from Queensland. (David Gray/AAP PHOTOS) (AAP)

A man has been arrested in Queensland and charged with murder over a fatal stabbing in Sydney's west.

Shane Naylor, 45, died after being stabbed in the head and abdomen in Toongabbie on the evening of January 7, 2022.

A man who was injured during the incident, then 56, was arrested and taken to hospital under police guard. He was later spoken to by police but not charged.

More than a year later, a 57-year-old man was arrested on Monday with the help of Queensland police.

A Brisbane court granted his extradition to NSW, enabling homicide detectives to escort him to Tweed Heads Police Station on Tuesday where he was charged with murder and refused bail.

Detective Acting Inspector Adam Wilson from NSW Police said it was alleged the stabbing resulted from a dispute over money and jewellery between the two men.

"There was an argument over some jewellery that the accused believe Shane had stolen from him," he told reporters on Tuesday.

Those that assisted police with their inquiries in the matter were thanked and anyone else with information was urged to come forward.

"We do believe that there are other potential witnesses from the Toongabbie area that may have been reluctant to come forward on the basis of safety concerns," Det Act Insp Wilson said.

"We can reassure them now that the man responsible for Shane's death has been arrested, he will remain in custody, and should they decide to come forward any information they provide us will be treated in the strictest confidence."

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