Murder charge dropped – Youth to face lesser charge

THE murder charge against a 15-year-old boy has been dropped in relation to the violent killing of Bordertown man Rex Court in Mount Gambier earlier this year.

The boy appeared in the Adelaide Youth Court today and the Director of Public Prosecution withdrew the charge of murder.

While the most serious count has been dropped, the boy still faces a single charge of causing serious harm to another, which has been adjourned for a mention-only hearing on February 23.

The Director of Public Prosecution indicated it will conduct further enquiries in relation to the remaining charge before the February hearing.

Following this morning’s brief

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