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Man charged with murder of Israeli exchange student in Melbourne

 

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Aiia Maasarwe's father Saeed Maasarwe is seen at the vigil for his daughter on the steps of Parliament House in Melbourne, Australia, January 18, 2019. AAP Image/Stefan Postles/via REUTERS

 

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - A 20-year-old man was charged on Saturday with the murder of Israeli student Aiia Maasarwe in Melbourne amidst an outrage over violence against women in Australia's second-largest city.

 

Maasarwe, 21, an international exchange student, was killed when walking home after a night out with friends in Melbourne earlier this week, with the police arresting the suspect on Friday.

 

The police would not name the suspect but local media identified him as an aspiring songwriter and rapper and a squatter. He appeared in court on Saturday and did not apply for bail. He has been remanded in custody to re-appear in court on Monday.

 

Maasarwe's death recharged outrage over violence against women after 22-year-old Eurydice Dixon was killed in Melbourne while walking home after performing at a comedy show in June.

 

Thousands of people gathered at vigils for Maasarwe on Friday and they continued to lay flowers at the site of her death. A special tram carrying only flowers late on Friday followed the route of Maasarwe's final journey.

 

Prime Minister Scott Morrison, who visited by the site of the murder with his family, said on Twitter he was to meet with Maasarwe's father who came to Melbourne.

 

"I cannot imagine his loss," Morrison said.

 

REUTERS: 2019-01-20

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"An aspiring rapper". Think I have heard this a number of times before.

 

The other familiar one is "....he hoped to attend XYZ community college"

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2 hours ago, Briggsy said:

"An aspiring rapper". Think I have heard this a number of times before.

 

The other familiar one is "....he hoped to attend XYZ community college"

And howzabout the tearful mother saying, "He's a good kid. Everybody lied him. He could never do such a terrible thing."

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7 hours ago, rooster59 said:

The police would not name the suspect

Bit late for the police to play this coy act of not naming the man they charged. He has been named and photographed in numerous news outlets already, such as the below.

 

https://www.news.com.au/national/crime/man-arrested-in-melbourne-murder-a-rap-artist/news-story/d539a1d9a282a2d38b1bdae49676cc7f

 

and here is his facebook account still operational.

 

https://www.facebook.com/codey.kullakulla.52

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15 hours ago, madmen said:

He is aboriginal. Cops won't release details of death saying its horrible. 

Her dad is very thankful to the police and public support.. Poor guy 

I wanted to say the obvious but was afraid of the moderator.  :cheesy:

 

Quite often I see many similarities with the perps of crimes here.

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On 1/20/2019 at 7:18 AM, TopDeadSenter said:

 

Bit late for the police to play this coy act of not naming the man they charged. He has been named and photographed in numerous news outlets already, ...

 

Not sure if it is Australian protocol or legal restraint but maybe naming of suspects isn't allowed until after they've been charged? There was a recent murder in New Zealand where the suspect was named on international media and New Zealand authorities made a plea for this to be removed or edited as New Zealand's laws apparently have a restriction on identifying accused persons.

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On 1/20/2019 at 8:05 AM, madmen said:

He is aboriginal. Cops won't release details of death saying its horrible. 

Her dad is very thankful to the police and public support.. Poor guy 

Yep, just another human being.

 

Sad.

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On 1/20/2019 at 11:57 PM, car720 said:

I wanted to say the obvious but was afraid of the moderator.  :cheesy:

 

Quite often I see many similarities with the perps of crimes here.

But only if you're looking.

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On ‎1‎/‎20‎/‎2019 at 1:48 PM, from the home of CC said:

rapper and squatter - helluva combo

My brain filter initially read squatter as squirter. (Don't judge.)

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