The ABC reports that Owen Patrick Creighton has been sentenced to “two years and nine months imprisonment, to be served by six months full-time custody and 12 months weekend detention.” (yes, the mathematics of justice at work) for being the idiot behind the wheel in the Clift Crescent tragedy where his friends Megan Minney, 17, and Steven Rial, 20, died and Rochelle Taylor was seriously injured.
He didn’t set out to kill them, he didn’t do anything hundreds of stupid kids won’t do all over the city this weekend. His friends are dead, he has to live with that, and his public naming, and six months in the pokey.
But that’s not enough for the families of the deceased who are screaming over the sentence as if it was a pre-meditated killing.
Ms Minney’s mother, Angela Reynolds, says the laws need to be toughened.
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“He got six months, bit of periodic detention. He can still work, he can still see his family. Our families are shattered. It’s just absolutely disgusting,” she said.
This is the same mob who hounded the family that delivered first aid to the victims of the crash for failing to turn their lives into a permanent memorial to stupidity and bad taste.