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Man charged with teenager's murder

JORDAN MATEHAERE TUKAKI (MASOE) who was killed ina hit and run in Woodridge. Photo: Supplied
JORDAN MATEHAERE TUKAKI (MASOE) who was killed ina hit and run in Woodridge. Photo: Supplied

A 21-YEAR-OLD man has been charged with murder following the death of a teenager at an out-of-control party at Woodridge at the weekend.

Charles Greene was charged on Monday for the murder of 17-year-old Jordan Matehaere Tukaki (Masoe).

It was alleged Mr Greene struck down the teenager in his car after a brawl involving two large groups of people erupted on Station Rd about 10.30pm on Saturday, December 1.

Mr Tukaki was rushed to the Princess Alexandra Hospital but died a short time after.

In a statement, the family said the 17-year-old had been looking forward to celebrating his 18th birthday on December 22.

They said he would now "celebrate his birthday with his dad (Trevor Masoe) who passed suddenly three years ago on November 22, 2009."

The media statement also read "Jordan had such a bright future and outgoing personality, loved music, was an awesome rapper, who would stop to help anyone in need, was tragically taken from his mum (Tia), nan (Jan), brothers, sisters, family and friends on this sad day.

"He is truly loved and will be greatly missed by all."

Topics:  hit and run, murder


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