Three more people have faced court over a brawl at Weston Creek Skate Park that led to the alleged stabbing murder of an 18-year-old.
- Several young people have been charged over the brawl, which left an 18-year-old dead
- Two of the three people who faced court today were accused of punching the victim before he was stabbed
- All three of the accused were granted bail and will return to court next year
The victim, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was killed and his 16-year-old cousin stabbed during an alleged brawl at Weston skatepark in the early hours of September 27.
Eighteen-year-old Montgomery White and 25-year-old Jaxson Kirkwood each faced the ACT Magistrates Court today charged with affray.
Mr White pleaded not guilty to all charges while Mr Kirkwood is yet to enter a plea.
Both men were granted bail.
A second 18-year-old, who was 17 at the time of the alleged incident and cannot be named, faced the ACT Childrens Court on the charge of being knowingly concerned with affray.
He was granted bail on the conditions he surrender his passport and report to police.
Accused allegedly punched victim while he was restrained
Police alleged the deadly brawl was sparked when two teenagers agreed over Snapchat to meet at the skate park and fight.
It was alleged the 16-year-old stabbing victim was then driven to the skate park by his 18-year-old cousin, where two people attacked him as he sat in the passenger’s seat.
Several young people have been charged over the incident.(ABC News: Andrew Kennedy)
Documents tendered to the court today alleged Mr White and Mr Kirkwood were drinking at a house when they were called to help in the fight “in case things went south”.
When the pair arrived, they dragged the alleged murder victim from the driver’s seat and began punching him, the documents said.
The documents alleged a third man held the victim’s arms from behind while Mr White punched him in the ribs and head.
Mr Kirkwood allegedly told police he punched the victim “five times” before arming himself with a pickaxe, according to the documents.
The documents alleged Mr Kirkwood then hit the victim’s car, leaving holes in the bonnet.
At some point, police said the man was stabbed and killed by another teenager involved in the brawl.
The dead man’s 16-year-old cousin also suffered stab wounds and fled, before retuning to find the victim unresponsive on the ground.
Police have laid charges against several young people over the incident.
The 16-year-old alleged killer has pleaded not guilty to murder and affray and is before the ACT Childrens Court.
He was granted bail last month.
ACT Policing said investigations into the incident were ongoing.
“Our investigation of what happened that night has resulted in a 16-year-old being charged with murder,” Detective Superintendent Scott Moller said in a statement.
“We will continue to act on the available evidence to charge anyone who engaged in criminal behaviour that night.”
The matter will return to court next year.