Four more teenage boys have been charged with murder over the alleged stabbing death of a popular Gold Coast teen in Surfers Paradise last week.
Jack Beasley, 17, was allegedly stabbed outside the IGA Supermarket on Surfers Paradise Boulevard on Friday, December 13.
The Parkwood teen was out with friends when his group became involved in an altercation with another group of boys.
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Jack was stabbed in the chest and rushed to the Gold Coast University Hospital, but died shortly after arrival.
A second teen from Pacific Pines was also stabbed during the scuffle and is still recovering in the Gold Coast University Hospital.
Police charged a 15-year-old boy with murder and acts intended to cause grievous bodily harm last weekend.
He appeared in Beenleigh Children’s Court on Monday, where he was remanded in custody to spend Christmas behind bars.
Following ongoing investigations, detectives confirmed today that four other teenagers have also been charged.
A 17-year-old Kingston boy, a 16-year-old Woodridge boy and a 16-year-old Waterford boy have each been charged with murder and acts intended to cause grievous bodily harm.
They are due to appear in Beenleigh Childrens Court today.
An 18-year-old man from North Booval has also been charged with murder and acts intended to cause grievous bodily harm and will face Beenleigh Magistrates Court this afternoon.
Gold Coast Detective Superintendent Kerry Johnson says he hopes the tragic incident will serve as a warning for other groups.
“Just because you might not be the person who stabbed them, doesn’t mean you’re not responsible for the offence as well,” Detective Superintendent Johnson said.
“So each of these persons in law, from our allegations, will be just as responsible as the person that stabs them.”