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Woman to plead guilty to fatal Vic brawl

AAP logoAAP 12/10/2016 Jacqueline Le

A woman has admitted kicking a high school student during a brawl in Melbourne over a love triangle that resulted in the teenager's death.

Sirui Luo, 22, and 23-year-old Hanjie Liu appeared before the Melbourne Magistrates' Court on Wednesday charged with assault and affray over the death of Long Xiang Hu in April.

Mr Hu, 19, was a student at Melbourne's Yarra Valley Grammar school and died on April 23 in Royal Melbourne Hospital after being put on life support.

The student sustained multiple blows to his head and body during a fight with four other people at La Trobe Place on April 15.

A 17-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, had arranged to meet Mr Hu there because Mr Hu was in a relationship with a woman the teen was interested in.

After the pre-arranged fight, Mr Hu asked to go to a hotel room because he was sleepy.

His condition deteriorated overnight and his friends drove him to the hospital on April 16. He was placed on life support and died eight days later.

Luo was charged with common law assault over the fatal brawl, while Liu was charged with assault and affray.

The 17-year-old has previously appeared before a children's court charged with affray and common law assault.

Shengliang Wan, 22, has been charged with Mr Hu's murder and also appeared before the Melbourne Magistrates' Court on Wednesday.

Wan is accused of stomping on the teen's head a number of times.

Police say the majority of the brawl was captured by a CCTV camera.

Lawyers for Luo and Liu told the court the pair plan to plead guilty to assault and affray at their next court appearance in November.

Counsel for Luo said his client will admit she kicked the victim once in the leg or knee area.

Wan is contesting the murder charge and will face a committal hearing in 2017 which will determine if he should stand trial.

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