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Declan Laverty death: Darwin man faces court over alleged stabbing of Airport Tavern BWS worker

A teenager accused of murdering a young BWS worker was on bail at the time of the alleged stabbing over charges relating to another alleged assault. 

Declan Laverty, 20, was minutes away from finishing his shift at the Airport Tavern BWS drive-through bottle shop in Darwin just before 9pm on Sunday when he was allegedly stabbed multiple times.

The Darwin Local Court heard on Tuesday Kerinauia had already been due to face court on April 13 over ‘an allegation of an aggravated assault involving a bladed weapon’, the NT News reported.

Police will allege the 19-year-old was in a blue 2014 Toyota Camry when it pulled up at the Jingili bottle shop just before closing time on Sunday night.

Another adult was initially refused service, but returned to the store to make a lawful purchase.

It will be alleged Kerinauia repeatedly stabbed Mr Laverty during the transaction.

Crown prosecutor Marty Aust asked for the case to be relisted with Kerinauia’s other charges.

The 19-year-old was remanded in custody and no application for bail was made.

Source of data and images: dailymail

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