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Sharon Mortlock pleads guilty

By johnboy - 5 May 2009 17

The ABC informs us that Sharon Mortlock has plead guilty to negligent driving causing death midway through her commital hearing:

    Today her lawyer told the ACT Magistrates Court his client would be pleading guilty to negligent driving causing death.

    He told the court that Mortlock admitted she was negligent when she drove down Carr Crescent in Wanniassa with the victim on the bonnet of her car.

    A statement of facts tendered to the court stated he had been on the front of her vehicle for about 120 metres when she braked, causing the victim to be thrown from the car.

Sentencing is scheduled for June.

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Sharon Mortlock pleads guilty
johnboy 12:15 pm 06 May 09

Hugh Lews said :

Is she related to Stirling?

You used her name as the heading like she was a ‘somebody’….

Don’t know about you Hugh, but here on planet earth we identify people by their name.

If you follow the link provided you’ll note we’ve been following this case for a while.

Hugh Lews 11:56 am 06 May 09

Is she related to Stirling?

You used her name as the heading like she was a ‘somebody’….

Very Busy 9:30 am 06 May 09

He was trying to stop her from driving due to the amount of alcohol she had consumed that night.

FC 8:04 am 06 May 09

Just putting it out there…
We don’t know why he was on the bonnet in the first place (as far as I know). Which could change peoples views on the event.

Granny 5:15 am 06 May 09

Oh, well I’ve misunderstood that ever since the last thread. That’s not nearly so bad.

johnboy 10:26 pm 05 May 09

Granny said :

And she drove off and left him there dead or dying without even calling for help.

Actually key evidence against her were the calls she made to emergency services following the accident.

Granny 9:57 pm 05 May 09

And she drove off and left him there dead or dying without even calling for help.

Calwell Resident 9:35 pm 05 May 09

Maybe he was negligent being on the bonnet of a moving car. Bet she gets off.

I-filed 9:16 pm 05 May 09

I understand “the victim” was her partner?

Anna Key 5:53 pm 05 May 09

And while Carr Cres is in the news, why were the police out in force in the laneway out the back this afternoon?

Anna Key 5:51 pm 05 May 09

Actually it is a nice neighbourhood. I lived there for a number of years and apart from the residents of one particular house, it was a nice quiet street. And I imagine it is now a lot nicer since recent events.

Granny 5:39 pm 05 May 09

I think I’ve made my feelings about this individual’s behaviour clear in previous threads. At least she’s admitting guilt, even if it is only to ‘negligent driving’ causing death.

Pommy bastard 5:28 pm 05 May 09

“negligent driving causing death”?

“he had been on the front of her vehicle for about 120 metres when she braked, causing the victim to be thrown from the car”; that’s not negligent, that’s willful.

adjective 1. guilty of or characterized by neglect, as of duty: negligent officials.
2. lazily careless; offhand: a negligent wave of his manicured hand.

Posh 5:24 pm 05 May 09

Yes it is

Beserk Keyboard Warr 5:10 pm 05 May 09

Isn’t that the same street on which Peisley got knocked? What a lovely neighbourhood.

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