New lawyer for ac­cused

Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin - - NEWS -

THE teenager ac­cused of mur­der­ing good Sa­mar­i­tan Dar­ren Puller on Box­ing Day 2016 has changed lawyers.

Alexan­der Craig Whar­ton Kirke, 18, did not ap­pear in South­port Mag­is­trates Court when his mat­ter was briefly men­tioned yes­ter­day.

His Le­gal Aid lawyer re­quested to be with­drawn to be re­placed by Adam Guest, of Adam Guest Lawyers.

It is al­leged Kirke ran down Mr Puller af­ter he tried to help neigh­bours when two men broke into a Rio Vista Boule­vard unit armed with knives.

Kirke is charged with mur­der, as­sault oc­ca­sion­ing bod­ily harm, un­law­ful use of a mo­tor ve­hi­cle and at­tempted en­try of a dwelling. The mat­ter was ad­journed un­til a com­mit­tal hear­ing on Au­gust 6.

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