A 12-year-old boy pleaded guilty to a charge of manslaughter in the High Court at Gisborne this morning, making him one of the country’s youngest killers. The boy, who has name suppression, entered the dock with his father. The boy had been charged with murder but entered the plea on what was meant to be the first day of his trial. Heavy suppression surrounds the case, but it can be revealed the boy’s father was also to face a charge of being an accessory to murder after the fact.
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