Article Title:'Georgie Girl' South Akl bashing victim dies
Category:New Zealand Daily News
Author or Credit:GayNZ.com News Staff
Published on:24th December 2002 - 12:00 pm
Published by:GayNZ.com
Story ID:1798
Text:An Otahuhu cross-dresser has died six days after an alleged beating by a gang member wielding a baseball bat. George "Georgie Girl" Matehaere died in the critical care unit of Auckland Hospital Monday night as the man believed to be his killer continued to elude armed police. The family of fugitive Joe Coleman have joined the pleas for him to give himself up. Coleman, 39, is known by the nickname "Bucket". He has the words "Mangu Kaha" - a chapter of Black Power - tattooed on his forehead along with the gang`s symbol, a clenched fist. George Matehaere, who preferred to be known as a woman and called either Georgie or Georgina, managed to get himself to hospital after the beating at an Otahuhu state housing complex on Monday. He was discharged but returned by ambulance later.    
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