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Victims' advocate: Timaru crash sentence light, youth justice system needs overhaul

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 30 Jun 2022, 7:13am
The Lost Boys: Joseff McCarthy, Jack Wallace, Niko Hill, Javarney Drummond, and Andrew Goodger were all killed in a crash outside Timaru. Photo / Supplied
The Lost Boys: Joseff McCarthy, Jack Wallace, Niko Hill, Javarney Drummond, and Andrew Goodger were all killed in a crash outside Timaru. Photo / Supplied

Victims' advocate: Timaru crash sentence light, youth justice system needs overhaul

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 30 Jun 2022, 7:13am

Questions are being raised around the sentence given to a young man whose driving resulted in the deaths of five Timaru teenagers.

Tyreese Fleming has been jailed for two-and-a-half years in the High Court at Timaru.

He was just 19 at the time, driving on a restricted licence and had been drinking when his car slammed into a power pole at up to 115 kilometres an hour.

Victims' advocate Ruth Money told Kate Hawkesby she sees this as a light sentence.

She believes the youth justice system needs an overhaul, to ensure victims get justice.

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