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Man faces court again over Elijah's death

AAP logoAAP 28/09/2016

A 55-year-old man charged with the manslaughter of Aboriginal teenager Elijah Doughty in Kalgoorlie has had his court case adjourned while he seeks legal advice.

It is believed the boy was riding a stolen motorcycle before a crash involving the bike and the accused man's utility in bushland off Clancy Street in Boulder last month.

The man, who cannot be identified, appeared in Stirling Gardens Magistrates Court in Perth today via video link from an undisclosed location and was remanded in custody until his next appearance on October 26.

A violent riot erupted outside the Kalgoorlie Courthouse last month when the man was first due to appear in court, leaving officers injured and police cars damaged. Several people were arrested.

The protest began peacefully, with about 200 Aboriginal people holding signs demanding justice for the 14-year-old and claiming the accused man should have been charged with murder rather than manslaughter.

But the protesters soon became unruly and began climbing over fences and police cars to get into the court complex, smashing glass doors.

Hundreds of people attended a peaceful funeral for Elijah yesterday.

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