Update 11.50am: Three boys charged over the bashing death of a Mandurah man 11 days ago have made a brief appearance in court this morning.
A 15-year-old Mandurah boy, a 14-year-old Leda boy and a 14-year-old Thornlie boy appeared in Perth Children's Court this morning charged with murdering Tauri Litchfield on March 17.
The trio, who are in custody, did not plead to the charges or apply for bail.
The baby-faced teenagers, who were wearing tracksuits, made no visible reaction during their brief court appearance.
Family members and the media were the only members of the public allowed into the packed courtroom this morning.
One family member was visibly upset by the media's presence, swearing and spitting at reporters and cameramen as he left court.
The three were among several juveniles taken into custody yesterday when police executed several warrants.
Mr Litchfield was allegedly bludgeoned to death on March 17 as he walked home from a local pub about 7.15pm.
Police previously alleged the 28-year-old was punched, kicked and had his head stomped on after he tripped outside a Pinjarra Road business while running from the group.
A passerby found Mr Litchfield unconscious with severe head injuries about 8.15pm.
Mr Litchfield was taken to hospital but died.
The three teenagers were remanded in custody to reappear before the Children's Court President for bail application on April 4.
Police Commissioner Karl O'Callaghan said it was a "tragedy to see people so young being charged with such a serious offence".
"It’s always a shock to see young people being involved in crimes but this is a very serious crime for a young person to be involved in and we should all be very sad about that.
“This is quite unusual to find people this young involved in something that serious, it is more common to find them involved in robbery, which is a very serious offence an I think we should be concerned about that as a community.
“I can’t remember anyone that young being charged with homicide, it’s an absolute tragedy.”
“I’m sure DCP will be involved. We would certainly be interested in the situation that these kids find themselves in at home, what types of at risk situations and we will work with DCP on those issues.”