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Murder trial student bashed Chinatown Melbourne jury

  • Long Xiang ‘Jeremy’ Hu was bashed and left to die in April 2016 
  • Shengliang Wan, 24, is accused of murdering the student after a fight
  • The jury will visit the La Trobe Place laneway in Chinatown on Wednesday 
  •  The lawyer for Wan has urged the jury to maintain an open mind
  •  Prosecutors argue he had ‘murderous intent’ on the night he bashed Mr Hu

A murder trial into the death of high school student Long Xiang ‘Jeremy’ Hu is underway in Melbourne.

A fight and bashing on April 15 2016 left the 19-year-old student with a fractured skull and bleeding on the brain. 

On Wednesday the jury will visit the La Trobe Place laneway where the fight between four students took place. 

Long Xiang ‘Jeremy’ Hu, 19, (pictured) was bashed in a fight and left in a hotel room for 10 hours before being taken to hospital where he died 

The prosecutors want Shengliang Wan 24 to be convicted of murder, but his defence is urging the jury to maintain an open mind.

Wan has admitted to manslaughter and his lawyer argues the intent to kill was not present.

But prosecutors say he had intent to murder on the night he kicked and stomped on Mr Hu.

The jury on Tuesday watched CCTV footage of the violent fight that allegedly took place over a girlfriend. 

The Yarra Valley Grammar School student sat with his friends in the laneway before being taken to a nearby hotel room and left for 10 HOURS. 

The Laneway in Melbourne (pictured) where Long Xiang 'Jeremy' Hu was bashed and later died from bleeding to the brain after a fight over a girlfriend

The Laneway in Melbourne (pictured) where Long Xiang ‘Jeremy’ Hu was bashed and later died from bleeding to the brain after a fight over a girlfriend

He was not taken to hospital until the next morning where his life support was turned off and he was pronounced dead. 

The jury will return to court to hear from witnesses after visiting the Chinaway laneway on Wednesday morning.    

The majority of the fight was captured on a nearby CCTV camera according to police. 

 

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