Man charged with murder of Gold Coast teen Jack Beasley granted bail

One of five people charged with the murder of Gold Coast teen Jack Beasley has been granted bail.

Ma-Mal-J Toala didn’t appear in court today, where he was granted a release on strict conditions.

Some of those include reporting to police everyday, and abiding by a strict curfew.


Toala has been behind bars since he was arrested shortly after Beasley died on December 13.

The 17-year-old was out with friends, when he was approached by another group of boys outside the IGA Supermarket on Surfers Paradise Boulevard.

The Parkwood teen was allegedly stabbed in the chest and rushed to the Gold Coast University Hospital, where he died shortly after arrival.

The release comes just a day before Jack’s 18th birthday, with the teenager’s parents taking to Facebook to encourage the community to raise a glass in his honour.

“This Thursday would have been Jack’s 18th birthday which is a mile stone birthday for all of us growing up,” they wrote on the Jack Beasley Foundation Facebook page.

“Unfortunately Jack lost the opportunity to enjoy the moment and celebrating with his family and friends.

“So in a celebration of his life, this Thursday 2nd April @8pm can you all pause, light a candle and raise a glass in memory and honour of Jacko”.