November 29, 2023

Teenagers accused of murdering Joshuah Tasi plead not guilty in Auckland High Court

Related video: Teenagers aged 14 and 17 have appeared in court for the first time charged with the murder of a 28-year-old in Beach Haven.

The two teenagers accused of murdering a man in Beach Haven have both entered not-guilty pleas through their counsel in Auckland High Court today.

Joshuah Tasi, 28, of Beach Haven was killed after an altercation earlier this month.

The two teenage boys – aged 17 and 14 – were arrested in the Far North a day later and charged with the murder of the 28-year-old.

Around a dozen friends and supporters of the two youths were in the public gallery as the pair appeared in court separately on Wednesday for the second time via audio-visual link. Two communication assistants were appointed for both defendants by the court.

The defendants’ names and identifying details are suppressed until a separate hearing in the High Court next month.

The trial date is set for May 13, 2024.

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