Teenage boy charged with murder after death of young woman at party

A TEENAGE boy has been charged with murder following the death of a young woman at a party in Melbourne’s CBD.

Laa Chol suffered serious injuries during an altercation at an apartment on A’Beckett Street early on Saturday morning.

Paramedics desperately worked to save the 19-year-old, but sadly, she could not be revived and died at the scene.


Speaking to reporters on Saturday, police said a group of young people were partying in the short-stay apartment, which they had rented, when a second group turned up and a fight broke out.

Following investigations into the young woman’s death, police arrested a 17-year-old male on Monday afternoon.

He was charged with one count of murder and remanded in custody to appear at a Children’s Court today.


Shanee is a full-time Digital Journalist and Social Media Content Producer. In 2014, Shanee graduated from Griffith University’s Gold Coast Campus with a Bachelor of Communications majoring in Journalism, Public Relations and Marketing. Since joining 1029 Hot Tomato, Shanee has been keeping you up to date with breaking news and everything Gold Coast on myGC. Shanee also writes and photographs for Peony & Page, a personal home, style and travel blog & Instagram alias she founded in 2015.

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