Six teenagers aged between 13 to 17 charged with murder after 16-year-old Declan Cutler was stabbed to death in Melbourne
Six teenagers have been charged over the alleged stabbing murder of a 16-year-old boy, in a case which has shocked Melbourne.
Declan Cutler was on his way home from a party in Reservoir at about 2.30am on March 13, when he was allegedly set upon by the group.
Homicide detectives and other police officers executed warrants on Wednesday and arresting six males who have now been charged.
A female was also arrested but released pending further enquiries.
Declan Cutler was on his way home from a party in Reservoir at about 2.30am on March 13, when he was allegedly set upon by the group
Emergency services rushed to the bloody scene with paramedics and police trying desperately to save Declan’s life, but he could not be revived and died at the scene.
‘A 17-year-old Taylors Hill boy, 17-year-old Tarneit boy, 15-year-old Hoppers Crossing boy, 16-year-old Yarraville boy, 14-year-old Meadow Heights boy and a 13-year-old Meadow Heights boy have all been charged with murder,’ Victoria Police said.
They cohort will face a children’s court on Thursday.
‘A 19-year-old South Melbourne man and a 15-year-old Werribee boy were both arrested by police today in relation to unrelated matters,’ police said.
‘The 19-year-old has been charged with burglary, theft of motor vehicle, theft and evade police and has been remanded in custody.’
Despite the breakthrough in the case, detectives say the investigation remains ongoing with police appealing for anyone who has any information about the incident to come forward.