Ac­quit­tal fires up pro­test­ers

Townsville Bulletin - - NATION -

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.

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