Attorney-General abandons cyling death appeal
AN APPEAL will not be lodged against the sentence handed down to a man who killed cyclist Stephen Small.
Nathan Craig MacDonald was sentenced to nine years in prison for killing father-of-one Stephen Small, with a parole eligibility date of March 14, 2020 – four years after the incident.
Following a request from
Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson, the Attorney-General decided not to appeal the sentence as investigations revealed there was no reasonable prospect of success.
An application was also made to look into the penalty of Corey Michael Sinclair, who was a passenger in the ute which was driven by MacDonald.
Sinclair pleaded guilty to common assault while adversely affected by a substance and was fined $450 and sentenced to 60 hours community service.
But an appeal cannot be lodged as the appeal period has lapsed.
MacDonald has also lodged an appeal against the severity of his sentence. That case will be heard on November 21 in Brisbane.
Stephen Small, who was killed while riding his bike at Doonan last year, with his son Oscar.