FIVE teenagers are set to go on trial this December, accused of the murder and robbery of a man’s Gucci bag in Newport.
Ryan O’Connor, 26, is said to have been seriously assaulted before being found unconscious and unresponsive in Balfe Road just after 9 pm on Thursday, June 10.
His five alleged attackers appeared at Newport Crown Court this morning.
They include Lewis Aquilina, 19, of Canton Court, Riverside, Cardiff, Elliot Fiteni, 19, no fixed address, and Ethan Strickland, 18, of Clos Briallen, Caerau, Cardiff.
Two 17-year-olds from Cardiff and Caerphilly cannot be named due to their ages.
Judge Daniel Williams set a provisional trial date of December 6 with a time estimate of between six and eight weeks.
A backup trial date of January 24, 2022, was also scheduled if the earlier date is unworkable.
All the defendants, who appeared in court via video link, were remanded in custody.