Two teenagers charged with homicide over ‘silly’ stabbing
By Peter Bodkin in Sydney
TWO youngsters have been charged with homicide after a person was stabbed to demise throughout a brawl in Brisbane’s southeast that police have described for instance of “younger individuals being silly”.
Queensland police on Saturday stated two boys – aged 15 and 16 – had been arrested and charged following the lethal confrontation between two teams at Underwood simply after 1am on Friday.
Supt Brendan Smith stated the 20-year-old man’s demise was the results of an opportunity assembly between the teams and he was satisfied the violent incident had no connection to any gang actions.
The 2 youngsters, neither of whom had a historical past of violent crimes, have been arrested on Friday afternoon, when one was positioned at a Helensvale procuring centre.
Police additionally recovered a black Audi sedan from the centre’s automotive park after earlier making a public attraction for sightings of the car.
Supt Smith stated the ages of the youngsters accused of homicide have been confronting and the demise was an instance of a teenager being killed over “absolute garbage”.
Police stated the early morning conflict adopted a verbal altercation when the 2 teenagers got here residence from a social occasion.
“It’s one other a kind of situations – and we’ve been speaking about it for a very long time – about dwelling your life with no knife,” Smith stated.
“This can be a basic instance – had they not had a knife, we wouldn’t be right here right now. (It’s) younger individuals being silly, to place it merely.”
The 20-year-old didn’t initially realise he had been significantly injured, however he later requested his associates to name police and an ambulance as he was strolling down the road, police stated.
He subsequently collapsed and was discovered unresponsive on the scene, the place he was later declared lifeless.
Each youngsters have been denied bail and they’re as a result of seem in Brisbane Kids’s Court docket.
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Ian Meikle, editor