Third male charged over AFL grand final day stabbing murder of Melbourne teen


Melbourne 3000

A third person has been charged over the stabbing murder of teenager Maaka Hakiwai in Melbourne on AFL grand final day last year.

Key points:

  • A man has faced a Melbourne court after being extradited from NSW over the murder of Maaka Hakiwai
  • The 17-year-old was stabbed and died in hospital on AFL grand final day in September last year
  • Three males have now been charged over the stabbing murder

Chol Kur, 20, was extradited from New South Wales and today appeared in the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court.

Mr Kur is accused of murdering the 17-year-old and is also facing charges of armed robbery and intentionally causing serious injury against the boy’s brother.

Maaka Hakiwai died in hospital after he and his brother, Nathaniel Hakiwai, 18, were stabbed during a fight with a group of men at Kings Park, in Melbourne’s north-west, in September last year.

Joshua Horton, 18, and another 17-year-old boy have also each been charged with murder, armed robbery and intentionally causing serious injury over the incident.

Mr Horton appeared in court earlier this week facing an additional murder charge under Section 3A of the Crimes Act, which is unintentional killing in the course or furtherance of a crime of violence.

Mr Kur faces the same charge.

Police allege Mr Horton and Mr Kur were armed with a knife when they stole a Los Angeles Kings cap and a Philadelphia 76ers cap from Nathaniel Hakiwai, worth a total of $100.

Mr Horton and Mr Kur will return to court later this month.

Source: https://www.abc.net.au/news