11-year-old Australian murder accused to seek bail

Melbourne, Feb 9 (IANS) An 11-year-old Australian boy accused of participating in a murder has planned to apply for bail, a court heard on Tuesday.

Appearing before Perth Children’s Court, the boy’s defence counsel said they would make a formal request for the magistrate to grant bail when the accused next is presented before the court on February 17, Xinhua news agency reported.

On February 5, the boy was charged with homicide in relation to a all-in brawl involving around 20 people, which erupted at a Western Australian train station.

During the scuffle, which according to witnesses involved two groups hurling bricks at each other, a 26-year-old male was stabbed and later died in hospital.

Three other males have also been charged in connection with the fatal stabbing.

The 11-year-old is one of the youngest Australians ever charged with murder.

Under Australian law, a child can be held criminally accountable for his/her actions from the age of 10.

In 2010, a young Victorian teenager was convicted of committing murder two years earlier at the age of 14. In 2011, a 14-year-old boy from South Australia pleaded guilty to stabbing a 63-year-old women 55 times.

Leave a Reply

Please enter your comment!

The opinions, views, and thoughts expressed by the readers and those providing comments are theirs alone and do not reflect the opinions of www.mangalorean.com or any employee thereof. www.mangalorean.com is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the readers. Responsibility for the content of comments belongs to the commenter alone.  

We request the readers to refrain from posting defamatory, inflammatory comments and not indulge in personal attacks. However, it is obligatory on the part of www.mangalorean.com to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments to the concerned authorities upon their request.

Hence we request all our readers to help us to delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by informing us at  info@mangalorean.com. Lets work together to keep the comments clean and worthful, thereby make a difference in the community.

Please enter your name here