Police hunt man accused of covering up 16yo's murder after court no show – ABC News


Police hunt man accused of covering up 16yo's murder after court no show
NSW Police are hunting a man accused of trying to cover up the brutal murder of school boy at a home in Western Sydney. 
Rebyll Oaariki, 24, was charged with concealing a serious indictable offence but failed to appear before Blacktown Local Court last Thursday.
Magistrate Brian van Zuylen notified authorities, with police issuing a warrant for his arrest.
Jason Galleghan, 16, died from serious head injuries in hospital after allegedly being lured to a home and bashed to death in Doonside in August.
The fight was allegedly over a pair of headphones, with detectives ruling out speculation it was triggered by so-called "post code" wars involving rival gangs.
Authorities are now urging anyone who may know where Mr Oaariki is to contact them immediately.
He is described as Pacific Islander appearance, about 170cm tall, of medium build, with dark brown hair and brown eyes.
The Blacktown local is known to frequent the Penrith and St Marys areas, with the public being warned not to approach him.
Eleven people — including a 13-year-old boy and a 15-year-old girl — are before the courts over the violent death.
Kayla Dawson, 19, who is charged with Jason's murder, is due to face Blacktown Local Court from her jail cell tomorrow morning.
She previously indicated her intention to apply for bail before Christmas.
The mother is accused of organising the attack at her Perigee Close property and allegedly previously described the victim as "a good guy".
Her boyfriend, Harley Bartolo, is also expected to face court this month, charged with being an accessory after the fact.
Jason's mother, Rachel Galleghan, has previously described her son as "a kind person with a happy spirit".
"He was loving and generous and helpful to his sisters and to his family and friends," she said.
"It's just so utterly devastating and heartbreaking that his future has been taken away from him.
"We have lost the biggest part that can never be replaced."
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