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Jay killing: Teenager is accused of affray
A TEENAGER has appeared in court following the killing of Jay Whiston outside a house party in Colchester.
Rhys Hennebry, 18, of Gurdon Road, Colchester, was charged with affray.
The courtroom’s public gallery, including Jay’s mum Caroline Shearer, was packed for the brief hearing.
Hennebry is due before Chelmsford Crown Court on September 10 as the alleged offence was too serious to be dealt with by magistrates.
He did not enter a plea and was granted conditional bail.
Edward Redman, 18, from Stanway, has been charged with killing Jay and is due to stand trial at Chelmsford Crown Court in January.
He denies murder and has been remanded in custody.
Jay, an A-level student at Frinton’s Tendring Technology College, was stabbed at the house party on September 8 at 10pm.
The 17-year-old of Aster Close, Clacton, died a short time later at Colchester General Hospital.
A post-mortem examination result showed the cause of death to have been a stab wound.
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