Australian teenager’s conviction overturned: re-trial ordered.

An Australian youth, 15 at the time of the offence, was convicted of ‘inciting’ a ‘king hit’ that killed a 21 year old at the Maitland Show in 2009. Among other irregularities, the 17 year old who had actually been the one to hit the victim – was given a sentence discount for testifying against the 15 year old boy. The conviction has now been declared a ‘miscarriage of justice’ and the youth will be re-tried. Read more here:

Acquittal over Maitland Show death

One response to “Australian teenager’s conviction overturned: re-trial ordered.

  1. Docile Jim Brady – Columbus OH 43209

    Thank you , Dr. McCartney.

    The AU defendants chose the wrong jurisdiction , albeit the circumstances are different .
    In Franklin County (a HUGE Buckeye county) , a violent punch and an apology will get you days , not years .

    Puncher apologizes for role in death
    OSU student gets 60 days for blow landed outside bar

    By Bruce Cadwallader
    THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH Tuesday July 28, 2009 5:36 AM EDT

    An Ohio State University student whose punch resulted in the death of a man last year in the Arena District apologized to about 90 of the victim’s relatives and friends yesterday in a Franklin County courtroom.

    Brent A. Goode, 23, of Deacon Circle on the Northwest Side, pleaded guilty to felonious assault last month. He was sentenced yesterday to 60 days in jail and probation for three years.

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