Three others charged with murder of Cassius Turvey


Three other people have been charged with murder over the brutal death of native teenager Cassius Turvey as he walked home from school in Perth.

Jack Steven James Brearley, 21, is already on trial for murder over the death of the 15-year-old in Middle Swan on October 13 last year.

Police said two more men and a woman were charged with murder on Thursday.

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It is alleged that the three were accompanied by Brearley during the attack on the teenager, who died in hospital 10 days later after suffering serious head and other injuries, some inflicted with a metal stake.

The new suspects are a 27-year-old man from Wundowie, a 24-year-old man from Chidlow and a 20-year-old woman from Herne Hill.

They are due to appear before Perth Magistrates Court on Friday.

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Brearley remains in custody at Casuarina Prison.

Cassius’ death sparked a wave of grief and anger across the country, with some indigenous leaders condemning the alleged attack as cowardly and racist.

Cassius is remembered as a loving son and a role model to his friends.

He had started his own lawn mowing business and at the age of 11 was invited to deliver a recognition of the land in the WA Parliament.

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