The Aerobics Oz Style star’s teenage son is charged with murder after the 17-year-old he allegedly stabbed to death during a fake drug deal died in hospital
- Jaden Martinovich, 18, has his charges upgraded to murder after the death of a teenager
- He is said to have stabbed the boy in the heart in an incident in north Perth
- Martinovich was released on bail last Wednesday and released from Hakea Prison
- His mother is former 1990s Aerobic Oz Style star Kelly Martinovich
A teenager alleged to have stabbed another teenager has now been charged with murder after the boy died in hospital.
Jaden Martinovich, 18, whose mother is former Aerobics Oz Style star Kelly Martinovich, had previously been charged with causing grievous bodily harm to the 17-year-old boy after an incident on Bourke Street in the North perth around 9.30pm on August 27th.
Those charges were upgraded to murder after the boy’s death.
Martinovich was released on bail and released from Hakea prison last Wednesday – after serving 48 hours in detention.
He had appeared via audiovisual link at Perth Magistrates Court, where he was assisted in court by his parents, Kelly and Levi Martinovich.
Jaden Martinovich (left) with his mother Kelly (right) who supported her son in court last week. Ms. Martinovich is an aerobics star of the 1980s and 90s who appeared on the television show Aerobics Oz Style
Ms. Martinovich is an aerobics star of the 1980s and 90s who appeared on the popular television show Aerobics Oz Style which ran on Channel 10 for 23 years ending in 2005 with more than 6,000 episodes.
One fitness publication described her as “Australia’s Leading Personal Trainer”.
It is not implied that Ms. Martinovich is in any way connected to the alleged crime.
Prosecutors allege that police have dashcam audio of Martinovich’s car on the night of the alleged incident, where he is accused of buying a bag of sea salt on the pretense that it was the drug meth, The West Australian reported.
Martinovich allegedly arranged a drug deal with the victim on social media before driving to a parking lot near Bourke Street with two teenage associates.
Police prosecutors will, after a brief conversation, claim the victim got into his car and drove away while his two associates were still inside.
Martinovich then allegedly chased the car down, opened the driver’s door and told the victim to “get out.”
Martinovich, 18, had previously been charged with causing grievous bodily harm to the 17-year-old boy after an incident on Bourke Street in North Perth at around 9.30pm on August 27, but the charge has now been upgraded to murder
Martinovich was granted strict $25,000 bail and $100,000 bail following a court hearing last week
Ms Martinovich was at Perth Magistrates Court last week to support her son with the teen’s father Levi
Then he is said to have stabbed the 17-year-old in the heart.
Martinovich was granted strict bail with $25,000 bail and $100,000 surety bond.
Judge Richard Huston told the court he would not extend a suppressive order to keep his name secret because there was “no legal basis” for concealing Martinovich’s identity.
However, he extended the restraining order that prevented the publication of the victim’s identity, which he had done out of respect for his family.
Prosecutors allege that police have dashcam audio of Martinovich’s car on the night of the alleged incident, where he is accused of buying a bag of sea salt claiming it was the drug meth (pictured left, with his mother Kelly).