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Woman's 'despicable' Chinatown assault

AAP logoAAP 16/11/2016 Caitlin Guilfoyle

A woman is on her way back to China after being fined $5000 in Melbourne over her "despicable" role in an attack on a teenager, who later died.

Police escorted Sirui Luo as she paid the fine on Wednesday before a scheduled flight out of the country.

The 21-year-old pleaded guilty to assault in the Melbourne Magistrates' Court after she kicked Jeremy Hu, 19, once following a fatal brawl in Chinatown.

The brawl was allegedly motivated by a love triangle.

"It's quite a despicable act to which you pleaded guilty," Magistrate Charlie Rozencwajg told Luo as he sentenced her, recording a conviction.

Luo didn't contribute to Mr Hu's death, but she kicked him when he was injured and incapacitated following a vicious assault, the magistrate said.

"Your actions in this incident were quite dishonourable," Mr Rozencwajg said.

"You should be utterly ashamed."

The court heard Luo, who spent 17 days in custody after her arrest, would receive "another form of punishment" from her parents when she returned to China.

Mr Hu was a student at Melbourne's Yarra Valley Grammar school.

He died on April 23, days after he was taken to hospital and placed on life support following the alleged attack.

A 17-year-old boy had arranged to meet Mr Hu on the night of the incident, because Mr Hu was in a relationship with a woman the teen was interested in, prosecutors have said.

Both Mr Hu and the teen were with groups of friends when a fight broke out, and Mr Hu was allegedly punched, kicked and stomped on.

Shengliang Wan, 22, has been charged with Mr Hu's murder and will face a committal hearing next year.

He is accused of stomping on Mr Hu's head a number of times.

Security was beefed up during Luo's sentence on Wednesday, after she was slapped and stomped on by Mr Hu's grieving mother earlier in November.

But Mr Hu's parents were flying back to China, so the hearing was attended by Mr Hu's aunt instead.

Another man, Hanjie Liu, 23, faces assault and affray charges and is due back in court for mention later on Wednesday.

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