Recommended NZ | Guide to Money | Gimme: Competitions - Giveaways

Man To Appear In Court Charged With Murupara Teen's Murder

Contributor:
Fuseworks Media
Fuseworks Media

Wellington, Feb 5 NZPA - Police have charged a Kawerau man over the murder of 16-year-old Jordan Herewini.

The 32-year-old was arrested today and will appear in Rotorua District Court tomorrow, charged with murder, injuring with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, aggravated burglary and participating in a criminal group.

It was likely he would face further charges, said Detective Senior Sergeant Mark Loper, of Rotorua CIB.

Jordan was run down and killed by a Toyota ute stolen from his family home in Murupara, 63km southeast of Rotorua, on January 27.

Police were still making inquiries into Jordan's death and there could be as many as 12 secondary offenders, Mr Loper said.

NZPA WGT dw dj nb

All articles and comments on Voxy.co.nz have been submitted by our community of users. Please notify us if you believe an item on this site breaches our community guidelines.