Accused teen shrouds identity when in court

Last updated 19:02 03/07/2013
Tzu-Yang Fang

ACCUSED: Tzu-Yang Fang did not want to be photographed when he appeared in court.

Henry Kwan
JUMPED TO DEATH: A supplied photo of teenager Henry Kwan who jumped to his death while apparently high on synthetic LSD.

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In a black puffy jacket with the hood pulled up, and dark glasses obscuring his face, high school student Tzu-Yang Fang, 18, made a brief visit to an Australian court’s registry today.

Fang has been charged with selling a drug to classmate Henry Kwan, 17, who jumped from his family's third floor apartment on Sydney's north shore on June 5.

Fang is accused of selling one hit of the substance to Kwan between 12:30pm and 3pm on the same day the 17-year-old fell to his death. Fang intends to fight the charges, a court has heard.

Fang, who is on bail, did not appear in court on Wednesday morning, with his solicitor telling the magistrate he was a young man who did not want to be photographed. Fang has pleading not guilty to the charge, the solicitor told the court.

The magistrate said Fang was an adult and ordered he appear at the court registry by the end of the day or his bail would be revoked.

Fang is accused of selling a substance to Kwan and purporting it to be LSD, although police say it was a synthetic substance that mimics that drug.

Police have said that "purporting this drug to be a drug called LSD is the same as selling LSD".

Kwan ingested it in the afternoon and when his mother, Vanessa Kwan, arrived home from work she found her son, a top student, behaving erratically.

She and her daughter, Michelle, 14, then spent two hours trying to console him as he became increasingly aggressive.

Kwan was then involved in a tense stand off with his sister and mother on the balcony of their Killara apartment before jumping to his death.

Fang did not answer any questions put to him by the waiting media when he arrived in the early afternoon.

The case returns to court on August 21.


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- Sydney Morning Herald

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