Police charge three after 2019 Mooroolbark death

Homicide Squad detectives have today charged three people following the death of a man in Mooroolbark last year.

A 19-year-old Yellingbo man, a 19-year-old Glen Waverley man and a 17-year-old Mooroolbark boy were all arrested this morning and subsequently interviewed by police.

The 19-year-old Yellingbo man and the 17-year-old boy have both been charged with manslaughter, while the 19-year-old Glen Waverley man has been charged with assault offences.

The pair charged with manslaughter will appear at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court and a childrens’ court on 9 November.

The second 19-year-old man will also appear at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on 9 November.

Today’s charges following the death of a 50-year-old Mooroolbark man following an alleged assault on 25 December, 2019.

Investigators were told up to eight people were involved in an altercation outside a property on Esther Crescent just before 11pm.

The 50-year-old man was taken to hospital following the incident and subsequently passed away.

A 60-year-old Mooroolbark woman was also taken to hospital with minor injuries.

On 27 December, police responded to a second altercation at the same address and four people were subsequently charged with affray in relation to this incident.

The investigation remains ongoing and anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a confidential report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au

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