Parents of 'king hit' teen appeal for witnesses to Kings Cross attack
July 10, 20121:47PM
UPDATE: THE family of a teenager who was killed in an unprovoked attack in Kings Cross over the weekend has issued an emotional plea for the public's help to find the man responsible for his death.
Thomas Kelly, from Bowral in the Southern Highlands, died in hospital last night after suffering a king hit from an unidentified man while walking along Victoria St on Saturday night.
The 18-year-old's father Ralph said his wife Kathy and children Madeleine, 17 and Stuart, 14 had been left devastated by his son's shock death.
"Thomas was the most unbelievable child, one of the most courageous boys I think I've ever met," he said.
"He had started a cadetship in the city with an accounting firm and was going to university at nights.
"To think that his life was just finally taking off... It was his friend's 18th birthday, they hadn't been out before, they wanted to celebrate.
"They had just arrived and within two minutes his life was taken from him.
"This is just a tragic, tragic, tragic situation and nobody would want to be in this position."
Kelly was taken to St Vincent’s Hospital in a critical condition with head injuries but died late yesterday after his life support was switched off.
Police have launched a homicide investigation.
This is the second young healthy productive industrious Australian man Murdered on the streets of Sydney since Saturday night, oh yes I know there will be the usual parade of excuse makers for their killers act of savagery, their dog died, they are from a disadvantaged socio economic group they feel marginalised through a lack of diversity and inconclusiveness in Australian society, no matter how the killers apologist spin it these two of Australia's best are DEAD, their families destroyed for life, and spare me the crap about if they knew the damage they caused they would not have done it bull shit!!! that's exactly WHY the did it. ANV