Grieving mother whose teenage son, 15, was stabbed to death outside McDonald’s calls for the two 14-year-olds charged with his murder to be tried as ADULTS
- Angus Beaumont was stabbed in the chest as he walked home from McDonald’s
- His mum has called on his teenage attackers to be tried as adults for murder
- Police allege Angus was set upon by three boys in car park at Redcliffe, Brisbane
- The 15-year-old was taken to hospital but died a short time later from his injuries
- Police charged two boys, both 14, with murder and attempted armed robbery
Angus Beaumont, 15, was stabbed in the chest on Friday
A heartbroken mother whose teenage son was allegedly murdered by two 14-year-old boys has called for them to be tried as adults.
Angus Beaumont, 15, was leaving McDonald’s at Redcliffe, north of Brisbane, around 8.10pm on Friday when he was set upon by three teenage boys and stabbed in the chest.
The teenager was rushed to Redcliffe Hospital but died a short time later.
His mother Michelle Liddle has started a petition calling for harsher punishments for accused criminals aged 14 and over.
‘The aim of this petition is to get these offenders tried as adults. They have taken an amazing and beautiful boy’s life and they deserve the harshest penalty as possible,’ Ms Liddle wrote.
‘There are too many kids walking around on our streets on bail after committing crimes. They don’t learn and continue doing the same thing until they hurt someone.
‘Enough is enough! These laws HAVE to be changed. These teens are out of control and the government isn’t putting a stop to it! We need to band together and make a difference.’
The teenager (pictured) was rushed to Redcliffe Hospital but unfortunately died a short time later
On Sunday police arrested two 14-year-old boys and charged each of them with one count of murder and one of attempted armed robbery. They are still searching for the third accomplice.
In a statement to The Sunday Mail, Angus’s parents Michelle and Ben Beaumont said they wanted justice for their ‘best mate.’
‘Words can’t express the feelings we have. We don’t wish this on anybody and only now have memories,’ they said.
‘Angus Richard Beaumont – We love you so much and will always cherish our time together. Love Mum and Dad.’
On Saturday teenagers gathered near where Angus was killed to pay their respects.
Detective Senior Sergeant Michael Hogan said ‘it’s very difficult to understand what the motivation is. It would appear it’s unprovoked.’
‘The family is devastated. They’ve lost their 15-year-old son.’
Police are still investigating the involvement of a third boy in the fatal stabbing attack (scene pictured)