The mother of a teenager who died after he was allegedly assaulted while walking near his Middle Swan school on October 13 is pleading for his killer to be brought to justice.
Fifteen-year-old Cassius Turvey was walking with his friends along Patterson Drive when he was allegedly attacked by several men armed with a weapon.
According to the police, a passenger yelled “run” at the boys before he attacked Cassius with a metal pole.
He was taken to a hospital in Midland with serious head injuries. He was later transferred to Perth Children’s Hospital, where he suffered two brain bleeds.
He was discharged for five days, but he later went back to the hospital after suffering two strokes and seizures.
Cassius was placed in an induced coma and later died on Sunday. His mother, who is devastated by his death, said she was disgusted by the violence that has been going on in the community.
The mother of one of his friends who witnessed the attack said her son is still traumatized by what happened to him.
According to Emily Farmer, who was his best friend, the entire family is struggling to come to terms with his death.
Despite Turvey’s belief that her family will never get justice for Cassius’ death, she is still calling for an end to violence.
Stephen Cleal, a detective with the Perth police, said that they are still investigating the incident and are not ruling out the possibility of arresting other individuals.