Three more people charged over the alleged murder of Indigenous teen Cassius Turvey who was bashed to death with a metal pole moments after he got off his school bus
- Three more people have been charged with murder of Cassius Turvey
- Four people have now been charged with the teen’s murder
- Turvey, 15, died 10 days after allegedly being beaten with pole
Three more people have been charged with murder over the bashing death of 15-year-old Indigenous teen Cassius Turvey.
Police allege Cassius had stepped off the school bus and was walking to his house when he was allegedly attacked with a metal pole in Middle Swan, in Perth‘s northeast on October 13.
Cassius was left with injuries so severe he died in hospital 10 days after.
On Thursday two men, 24 and 27, and a woman, 20, were each charged with the alleged murder of the schoolboy.
They will all appear at Perth Magistrates Court on Friday.
They join Jack Steven James Brearley, 21, in being charged with the Noongar Yamatji boy’s murder.
Three more people have been charged with the bashing death of a 15-year-old Indigenous teen Cassius Turvey (pictured) as he walked home from school
They join Jack Steven James Brearley (pictured), 21, who was previously charged with the Noongar Yamatji boy’s murder. His matter will return to court on March 29
Brearley’s lawyer Ben Stanwix told Perth Magistrates Court on Wednesday the case was ready to proceed to a disclosure committal hearing asking for a 10-week adjournment, which was subsequently granted.
The 21-year-old was remanded in custody until the matter returns to court on March 29.
Prosecutors allege that Brearley chased Cassius and his friends as they were walking home from school before he beat the Indigenous teen with the metal pole, suspected to be from a shopping trolley.
Cassius was taken to a hospital with serious head injuries and discharged five days later.
However, he then suffered two strokes and a seizure just hours after being discharged and was rushed back to hospital where he died.
His death triggered an outpouring of grief and anger across the nation, with some Indigenous leaders condemning the alleged attack calling it ‘cowardly and racist’.
Police allege Cassius had stepped off the school bus and was on his way home when he was allegedly bashed to death by a metal pole. Cassius was left with injuries so severe he died in hospital 10 days after he was allegedly violently beaten
On Thursday two men, 24 and 27, and a woman, 20, were each charged with the murder of the schoolboy in Middle Swan, in Perth’s north-east on October 13. They will all appear at Perth Magistrates Court on Friday
Cassius has been remembered as a loving son and a role model to his friends.
He had started his own lawn mowing business and was invited at age 11 to deliver an acknowledgement of country at the WA parliament.