25 Aug 2008

Two due in court on murder charge

6:05 am on 25 August 2008

Two men are due in court on Monday charged over the killing of a boy in south Auckland.

John Hapeta, 14, was beaten to death outside his home in Weymouth during a birthday party on 12 August.

Police said on Sunday that two men, aged 21 and 23, have been arrested and charged with murder, assault with intent to rob and possession of a pistol.

They are to appear at the Manukau District Court.

Detective Inspector John Tims says further charges or further arrests are not yet ruled out.

Two houses were searched on Friday.