Court rejects Belinda Duncan's appeal

THE Court of Criminal Appeal has today rejected Belinda Duncan’s appeal against the severity of her sentence.

Duncan, who lost control of a car in the Hunter Coalfields at high speed, is serving a 12-year jail term for two counts of manslaughter and three counts of dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm.

She appealed the severity of her sentence on a number of grounds including the extra-judicial punishment in the community that she suffered after the accident.

Full story in tomorrow’s Newcastle Herald.

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