Australia Man is charged over the fatal stabbing of a much-loved teenager, 17, who was killed for his CAP in a violent ambush after a petty argument
Friends 'shattered' after teen stabbed to death in roadside ambush
A teenage boy stabbed to death in a quiet Melbourne street is being remembered as a "great mate" with a "big heart".Maaka Hakiwai, 17, passed away in hospital yesterday afternoon after he was violently set upon in Kings Park, in Melbourne's north-west.
A man has been charged over the fatal stabbing of a much-loved teenager who was killed after a carload of thugs tried to steal his cap.
Maaka Hakiwai, 17, died after five young men ambushed him and his brother on September 28 while walking down a quiet street in Melbourne's Kings Park.
An 18-year-old man from Sydenham in the city's west has been charged with murder, armed robbery and intentionally cause serious injury.
Woman in court over crash that killed son and boyfriend
A Darwin woman charged over a fatal crash that killed her son and boyfriend earlier this year has faced court for the first time. The families of seven-year-old Mehali Groening and 21-year-old Wade Williams were furious, as Andrea Groening turned up to court to represent herself legally.The 24-year-old is charged with reckless driving causing harm or death, with a medium range blood alcohol content and with a prohibited drug in her system. © Supplied Andrea Groening has been charged with drink and drug driving over the death of her seven-year-old son and boyfriend earlier this year.
Hakiwai's brother Nate, 18, was also stabbed during the brutal attack and sustained serious injuries.
In the wake of Maaka's tragic death, his family created a GoFundMe page to help cover the costs of his funeral.
The fundraiser managed to raise more than $70,000 from 800 donors.
During his funeral last week, hundreds of friends and family gathered to pay their respects for the teenager.
Teenager charged over kangaroo slaughter at beachside suburb
A teenager has been charged after he allegedly ran over about 20 kangaroos with his ute in a beachside suburb on the NSW far south coast. Residents in the suburb of Tura Beach, north of Eden, woke early Sunday morning to find dead and injured kangaroos lying on their nature strips.Nineteen kangaroos, including two joeys, were killed in what police have described as a "horrible, senseless crime". require(["inlineoutstreamAd", "c.
His older brother Nate, who was still hospitalised from his injuries managed to work up the strength to farewell his 'best mate'.
Placed in an open casket, family members and friends honoured their loved one with a traditional Maori haka both during the service and upon him being carried from the funeral home.
Maaka and his older brother had only been living in the neighbourhood for six weeks before the fatal attack.
The boys' parents told Daily Mail Australia 'Maaka and Nate were not only brothers they were best friends.'
'They did everything together, born less than a year apart. The boys were inseparable and loved by all who knew them,' they said.
The 18-year-old will appear at Melbourne's Magistrates Court on Wednesday.
Sydney stabbing: Alleged murderer Mert Ney charged with more offences .
The man who allegedly murdered a woman and stabbed another at a Sydney CBD Hotel has been charged with more offences. Police have laid three fresh charges today on Mert Ney, 41, including one count of possessing child abuse material that was allegedly found on one of his USBs on August 13. © AAP Sydney stabbing accused Mert Ney © Nine Mert Ney was secured by members of the public after the alleged stabbing. Ney, from Marayong in Western Sydney, is also accused of possessing cannabis on the day of the attack.
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