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Bailey Junior Kurariki, the country's youngest convicted killer, is back behind bars charged with assaulting a woman.

Kurariki was arrested in South Auckland yesterday on a charge of assaulting Janie Martin, believed to be his girlfriend.

He appeared today in the Manukau District Court and was remanded in custody to appear again on May 6.

No plea was entered and no application for bail or suppression of his name was lodged.

Kurariki waved to someone in the public gallery as he entered and left court.

Kurariki was 12 when he was involved in the killing of pizza delivery man Michael Choy in 2001.

He was jailed for seven years for Mr Choy's manslaughter and released last May, four months before his sentence ended.

He was back in court this month on three charges of breaching his parole conditions.