Wed. Aug 10th, 2022

Another teen has been charged following the fatal stabbing of a “bright” young laborer during a carpark brawl on the NSW North Coast last month.

Police were called to Casino KFC around 5pm on May 29 following reports of a brawl, only to find 17-year-old Lachlan Andrews suffering serious stab wounds.

The teenager, from Canberra, died at the scene – he was due to turn 18 this month.

Mike Marlor hired Lachie as a laborer in Casino.  Picture Facebook.jpg
Camera IconLachlan Andrews had been working as a laborer in Casino helping to rebuild flood-damaged properties. Credit: NCA NewsWire, Facebook

Harrison Hone, 18, also received stab wounds during the brawl and was taken to Lismore Base Hospital for treatment.

Following extensive inquiries, police arrested an 18-year-old at Casino police station on Wednesday morning.

Lachie Andrews was about to celebrate his 18th birthday.  Picture: Facebook
Camera IconHe was about to celebrate his 18th birthday. Facebook Credit: NCA NewsWire

He was charged with affray and the use of an offensive weapon with intent to commit an indictable offense.

A 17-year-old boy was charged over Lachlan’s alleged murder in May as well as reckless wounding and affray.

He did not apply for bail and will remain in custody until his next court appearance in July.

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Camera IconThe Canberra teen’s family raised money to bring his body home for his funeral. Facebook Credit: NCA NewsWire

The 18-year-old man has been granted strict conditional bail and will appear at Casino Local Court on June 23.

Investigations are ongoing.


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