1 Apr 2009

Student on stabbing charge granted electronic bail

10:10 pm on 1 April 2009

An international student accused of stabbing his teacher at Avondale College has been granted electronically-monitored bail after the victim gave his support.

Tae Won Chung, 17, appeared in Auckland District Court on Wednesday charged with injuring David Warren with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

He has admitted stabbing Mr Warren, 49, but has not admitted the charge that he intended to cause grievous bodily harm.

The case may still go to trial.

Mr Warren told court officials he agreed that Mr Chung be granted bail, as long as he did not contact him or Avondale College.

There are strict bail conditions for Mr Chung. He has been ordered to stay with his homestay family and is not allowed to leave the home.

He is not allowed access to a computer or cellphone, nor is he allowed to talk to witnesses, apart from one who lives with him.

The judge told Mr Chung he was lucky Mr Warren and the college had been so compassionate.

Mr Chung is due to appear in court again on 14 May.