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Murder charge for Christie accused

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A murder charge has been laid against the man accused of fatally punching teenager Daniel Christie in Sydney’s Kings Cross.

Shaun McNeil, 25, was arrested at the scene after allegedly punching Mr Christie on New Year’s Eve, leaving him in a critical condition in St Vincent’s Hospital.

On Saturday, after 11 days in hospital, Mr Christie’s life support was turned off.

Police on Monday charged McNeil with murder.

The labourer and self-proclaimed martial arts fighter has also been charged with maliciously inflicting grievous bodily harm, assault occasioning actual bodily harm and other assault-related offences.

He was refused bail and is due before Central Local Court on Tuesday.