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Teen set to fight Jerramungup murder charge

The defence lawyer for a Newdegate teenager charged with the murder of his brother in Jerramungup earlier this year has indicated he will plead not guilty.

Sonny Poutu, 18, made a brief appearance in Stirling Gardens Magistrate’s Court today after being charged with murdering Tamahere Jerry Moana-Ngakete Tumai at a house in Jerramungup in April.

Appearing via video link from Albany Regional Prison, Mr Poutu’s defence lawyer indicated a firm plea of not guilty would be entered in due course.

Mr Poutu was charged by Homicide Squad detectives after being arrested at the scene on Coral Sea Road on April 20.

He will appear in court again on August 28.

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