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Boys to face sentencing

Saturday, 24th December, 2011

Two boys charged in relation to the alleged murder of a man in Buronga will be sentenced next year.

Yesterday local magistrate Geoff Dunlevy committed the juveniles for sentence during next sittings of the District Court in Broken Hill in March.

One the boys, who was 17 at the time of the incident last year, had pleaded guilty to robbery armed with an offensive weapon, robbery in company and larceny.

The other, who was 16, pleaded guilty to robbery armed with an offensive weapon, robbery in company and stealing from a person.

Both boys remain in custody.

In all, one man and four juveniles from Wentworth and Dareton have been charged over the incident in which a Sydney man, Colin Ferrier (62), was killed on June 16 on the road outside a Buronga service station.

It is alleged that one of the juveniles stole Mr Ferrier’s Ford Ranger ute and used it to run over him as he and his son stood on a traffic island on the Sturt Highway.

That boy, who was 17 at the time, has been charged with murder and is due to face trial in the Supreme Court in Sydney on February 3. 

The man charged over the incident, Dion Bert Moore (21), is to appear in the District Court in Sydney on February 8 on charges of theft, robbery in company and arson.

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