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Kalgoorlie teen's accused killer in court

AAP logoAAP 26/10/2016

The man charged with killing a Kalgoorlie teenager by running him down with his ute, sparking a racial riot, has had his case delayed for eight weeks in a brief appearance in a Perth court.

The 55-year-old man, who cannot be identified, is charged with unlawfully killing 14-year-old Eijah Doughty in Boulder in August by deliberately running him down while riding the accused's stolen motorbike.

His lawyer Seamus Rafferty asked for an adjournment until December 14, which the prosecution did not oppose and was granted in the Stirling Gardens Magistrates Court.

The man is yet to enter a plea and appeared via video link from an undisclosed prison and will remain there until his next court appearance.

There were violent riots outside the Kalgoorlie courthouse when he first appeared on August 30, with hundreds of people gathering, throwing rocks and bottles at cars, buildings and police - highlighting racial tensions and social problems in the town.

A small group of angry protesters turned up at the court on Wednesday, but were told the man had already appeared.

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