The criminal histories of two teenagers accused of killing a Queensland mum during a home invasion were revealed by social media posts.
They were also involved in car joyrides with a group that had stolen numerous vehicles. The two were charged with murder and attempted murder on December 26.
The two boys, who are aged 15 and 16, cannot be named due to their legal status. It’s believed one of them stabbed a man in his home in St Lucia in Brisbane in December last year.
The other was charged with the attempted murder and later released. On Christmas Eve this year, the pair were arrested and charged with various offences.
He was released on bail even though police had objected to his release on Christmas Day.
On Wednesday, it was revealed that the other teenagers, who were being investigated over the murder of Emma Lovell, were also charged with stealing. They were apprehended on December 26.
The two boys were released on bail prior to their court appearance, which will take place in the Brisbane Children’s Court.
Their social media profiles show that they and their associates regularly posted about their activities in stolen cars. Family members have also called for the pair to be freed.
The Liberal National Party of Queensland has called for the implementation of bail reforms that would make it an offence for young offenders to breach their bail conditions.
Aaron Anderson, who survived a stabbing attack in St Lucia, spoke to 7 News about his rehabilitation.
Anderson said he was disappointed with the sentence handed down to his attacker, and he believes the youth justice system needs an overhaul.
He noted that there needs to be a lot of careful consideration regarding the rehabilitation of young offenders.
Anderson also stated that the Youth Justice Act needs to be revamped to focus on community safety.