Boy to face trial over shopkeeper's death

IAN STEWARD
Last updated 09:16 16/07/2014
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A 12-year-old boy charged with the manslaughter of a West Auckland shopkeeper has pleaded not guilty and will go to trial.

The boy, whose name is suppressed, is also charged with aggravated robbery along with a 13-year-old boy who is charged with the murder of Arun Kumar on June 10.

Kumar, 57, died after being stabbed in the neck at the Railside Dairy on Great North Road, Henderson.

In the High Court in Auckland today, Justice Graeme Lang ordered that the two boys be tried together on November 24.

The 12-year-old appeared in the dock with an adult chaperone.

Justice Lang ordered that the boy be kept in the custody of Child Youth and Family until the trial.

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