Acquittal fires up protesters
PROTESTERS marched in Kalgoorlie after the West Australian man who ran over and killed 14- year- old Elijah Doughty was acquitted of manslaughter. The 56- year- old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was instead convicted in the Supreme Court in Perth yesterday of dangerous driving causing death for knocking the teenager off a stolen motorcycle at Gribble Creek, near Kalgoorlie. He was sentenced to three years’ jail.
The peaceful protest of about 200 people was very different in tone from the riot outside the courthouse when the man was initially charged in August 2016.