Wednesday, 3 January 2007

Court hears teen king-hit in fatal attack

Bail has been refused for two 15-year-old boys charged with the murder of a fellow teenager at Griffith in south-west New South Wales on New Year's Day.

Andrew Peter Farrugia died on Monday morning after what the Wagga Children's Court heard was an unprovoked attack in Griffith's main street.

The court heard the 17-year-old student was head-butted twice and then king-hit from behind before he collapsed and died.

Defence lawyers requested strict bail for the 15-years-olds accused of the murder.

But Magistrate Peter Dare rejected the application, citing the strength of the prosecution case and seriousness of the murder charge.

An application from the defence to ban media reporting of the case was also rejected.

The boys have been remanded in custody to face the Griffith Children's Court in March.

Earlier today a prayer service was held in Griffith to pay tribute to Mr Farrugia.

Court hears teen king-hit in fatal attack

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