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Boys in WA murder case to face adult court

AAP logoAAP 18/11/2016

Three boys charged with murdering a man near a Perth train station will be tried in the WA Supreme Court with their five adult co-accused instead of having the case dealt with in the Children's Court.

Patrick "Paddy" Slater, 26, died in hospital after he was attacked with star pickets, screwdrivers and rocks following a brawl near Elizabeth Quay Station in the early hours of January 27.

Among the three youths charged is a 12-year-old boy, who was 11 at the time of Mr Slater's death.

The boys are due to appear in the WA Supreme Court on December 5.

The five adults - Robert Christopher James Pickett, Christopher James Birdsall, Clinton Fredrick Mead, Dylan Anthony and Stefan Lazba Mead - appeared in the WA Supreme Court earlier this week when a five-week trial was provisionally set for May 29.

It is alleged Mr Slater died from a "penetrating injury to the chest".

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