13 Aug 2012

Man charged with assaulting teenager who died

11:46 am on 13 August 2012

Security was tight at the Porirua District Court on Monday for the appearance of a man charged in connection with a fatal assault in Paraparaumu early on Saturday morning.

Izak Millanta, 17, was critically injured in the incident. He died in Wellington Hospital on Sunday after being found unconscious in a car park at the Coastlands Mall in Paraparaumu.

Police say he'd been chased through an alleyway by two men after an altercation outside a nearby bar. They say no weapons were used in the attack.

An unemployed 25-year-old Titahi Bay man appeared in court on Monday morning charged with assaulting Mr Millanta. He was granted interin name suppression and remanded in custody until 4 September.

Further charges are expected.