Bay of Plenty Times

Pas­sen­ger jailed

- Crime · Incidents · Invercargill

The pas­sen­ger of a speed­ing ve­hi­cle who was found guilty of man­slaugh­ter by en­cour­ag­ing the driver to op­er­ate the ve­hi­cle reck­lessly be­fore a fa­tal South­land crash has been sen­tenced to more than two years' prison. Taine Ru­pena Tata Bryn Ed­wards ap­peared yes­ter­day at the High Court in In­ver­cargill af­ter be­ing found guilty in Septem­ber for the charge of be­ing party to man­slaugh­ter by in­cit­ing and en­cour­ag­ing the driver to op­er­ate a ve­hi­cle reck­lessly, thereby caus­ing the death of nurse Emma Ba­gley. He was sen­tenced to two years and six months of jail, was dis­qual­i­fied from driv­ing for three years and or­dered to pay $12,000 repa­ra­tion.

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