At­tor­ney-Gen­eral aban­dons cyling death appeal

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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.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

Stephen Small, who was killed while rid­ing his bike at Doo­nan last year, with his son Os­car.

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