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Manslaughter charge for teen over assault

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 11/04/2016

A 16-year-old has been charged with manslaughter over the death of an Invercargill man after an assault.

Matthew Frederick Coley, 40, was taken to hospital after being attacked outside a Night & Day store in Dee St at about 2am on Saturday.

Police said he died as a result on Sunday night.

A 16-year-old man has now been charged with manslaughter over the death and appeared in court on Monday.

He has been remanded in custody and will appear again in May.

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