Three of the people charged with the murder of Perth boy Cassius Turvey have been accused of kidnapping and assaulting another teenager four days before Cassius was fatally bashed.
Homicide squad detectives on Wednesday announced they had charged four people over the violent assault of a 15-year-old boy in Swan View about 4.40pm on October 9 last year.
Cassius Turvey was only 15 when he died. His family gave permission for his photo to be used.
A WA Police spokesman said the victim, who was the same age as Cassius, was chased down by the group.
“He was ultimately caught and was allegedly punched, kicked and stabbed during the attack,” he alleged.
“It will be further alleged the boy was placed into a vehicle and taken to a house where he was detained for a period of time before being released.”
The man accused of fatally bashing Cassius, Jack Brearley, along with his girlfriend Aleesha Gilmore – who is also accused of his murder – have been charged over the second assault.
Jack Brearley has been charged with murder.Credit:Facebook
A 24-year-old Chidlow man already facing a murder charge over Cassius’ death, and an 18-year-old man from Bellevue not involved in the alleged murder, have also been charged.
Brearley, the 24-year-old and the 18-year-old have been accused of detaining another with the intent to compel the doing of an act, and aggravated unlawful wounding.
Gilmore is accused of detaining another with the intent to compel the doing of an act.
Cassius was attacked on October 13 while walking home from school in Middle Swan, and died in hospital 10 days later.
More to come.
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