Murder charges over deadly Qld brawl

Murder charges over deadly Qld brawl
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Police are set to charge 10 people with murder over a Brisbane brawl that left a teenager dead and several others critically injured.

Girum Mekonnen, 19, died after a fight between two groups of about 20 African youths at playing fields in Zillmere on Sunday afternoon.

Detective Superintendent Tony Fleming says 10 young men are in police custody and in the process of being charged.

“I expect that each of those people will be charged with one count of murder,” he told reporters on Wednesday.

Det Supt Fleming said the men would also be charged with 11 counts of acts intended to cause grievous bodily harm and one count of affray.

He says it will be alleged those involved went to Zillmere with the intent to assault the victims.

“This was an event that was highly confrontational and has been…

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