Teen charged over fatal crash remanded in custody

By Solbin Kang

The youth is charged with dangerous driving causing the deaths of Hoani Korewha (left) and Pacer Willacy-Scott (right), both 15, on January 31. Photo / Facebook
The youth is charged with dangerous driving causing the deaths of Hoani Korewha (left) and Pacer Willacy-Scott (right), both 15, on January 31. Photo / Facebook

The 14-year-old charged over a fatal crash in central Masterton has been remanded in custody for two more weeks.

In the Masterton District Court today, lawyer Jock Blathwayt asked for a remand for two more weeks, indicating that "pleas will be entered".

The youth is charged with dangerous driving causing the deaths of Hoani Korewha and Pacer Willacy-Scott, both 15, on January 31, and with dangerous driving causing injury, failing to stop and getting into a vehicle unlawfully.

Mr Blathwayt said bail was "still being worked through with the assistance of Rangitane".

Judge Tony Walsh remanded the accused until April 6 at 3pm.

"At that stage we will make further progress on these charges; that is what is expected to happen," the judge said.

Judge Walsh said it was "likely there will be a bail application on that day", and consideration would be given to bail terms.

"I hope it is going well for you in the centre; just take each day as it comes," he said.

The accused's parents were in court supporting him and he embraced them before returning to custody.

- NZ Herald

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