Accused faces rowdy hearing

Last updated 07:09 05/09/2012

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A strong police presence was needed at Porirua District Court yesterday as a Kapiti teen's family faced off against supporters of the man accused with killing him.

Friends and family of 17-year-old Izak Millanta, who died last month, packed one side of the court's public gallery yesterday while supporters of the accused, 25-year-old Titahi Bay man Manawanui Stewart, filed into the other side.

As Stewart walked into the dock, there were cries of "Mutt", "I can see my son dead" and "Rot in hell" from Izak's supporters.

Stewart is charged with the manslaughter of Izak, who was found unconscious in a car park at Coastlands Mall, Paraparaumu, and later died in hospital.

Police officers escorted both groups out separately. Stewart was remanded in custody until next month. FairfaxNZ

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