Cassius Turvey: three more charged with murder of Indigenous Perth teenager

Two men aged 27 and 24, and a woman aged 20, will face magistrates in Perth on Friday over the death of the schoolboy in October

Three more people have been charged with murder as part of the ongoing investigation into the brutal death of Indigenous schoolboy Cassius Turvey.

Turvey, 15, was walking with friends in Middle Swan on 13 October when he was allegedly attacked by 21-year-old Jack Steven James Brearley with a metal pole, that police believe to be a shopping trolley handle.

Turvey suffered serious head injuries and died in hospital 10 days later.

Brearley has already been charged with murder, but Western Australia police have now arrested a further three people, two men and a woman, as part of their investigation.

Police allege that the two men and woman were in the company of Brearley during the assault.

A 27-year-old man from Wundowie, a 24-year-old man from Chidlow and a 20-year-old woman from Herne Hill have each now been charged with murder.

They will appear in the Perth magistrates court on 20 January 2023.

Brearley is also accused of attacking a 13-year-old boy who was with Turvey, as well as stealing his crutches and cap.

Brearley has been charged with one count each of murder, stealing and assault. He remains in custody at Casuarina prison, and has not yet been required to enter a plea to his charges.

Thousands of vigils were held in towns and cities across the country to mourn the death of Turvey.

The alleged violent assault sent shockwaves across various communities, with many grieving the loss of the teenager.

At a vigil in Perth in November, his mother, Mechelle Turvey, paid tribute to her son.

“He was the heart and soul of the community.

“The love, the generosity, the kindness, and the outpouring of tributes across the nation has been so appreciated.”


Mostafa Rachwani

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