Bristol: Teen On Murder Charge

20 October 2014, 19:18 | Updated: 20 October 2014, 19:30

A teenager has faced Bristol Crown Court, charged with the murder of a girl his age.

18-year-old Jason Conroy from Savoy Road, Brislington is accused over the death of 18-year-old Melissa Mathieson from Knowle.

Police were called to what is described as an ''incident'' at a property in Knowle on Monday, October 13th. 

The teenage girl was taken to the city's Southmead Hospital but died on the Thursday. 

In a statement, Melissa's family said: 

''We are in total shock. Melissa was an amazing young lady who was always a pleasure to be around. 

''She had a passion for music and was a lovely daughter and sister. 

"We all love her more than words can say and she will be greatly missed.''

Following his appearance at Bristol Crown Court, Conroy was remanded in custody.

A provisional trial date has been set for April 13th next year and a plea and case management hearing has been listed for February 2nd, 2015.