Adelaide’s Killer Driver Enters Plea During Court Appearance

Sep 13, 2017

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The driver of the car that killed Lucy Paveley in a shocking smash last month has pleaded guilty to death by dangerous driving.

Lyle Morrison pleaded guilty to that charge on Wednesday, along with failing to stop after the crash, driving while disqualified and engaging in a police pursuit -- but he pleaded not guilty to manslaughter and to driving without due care.

Writing in The Advertiser, chief court reporter Sean Fewster said the confession attracted a “maximum 40 per cent sentencing discount”.

“Morrison faces a maximum life sentence for causing death by dangerous driving and must serve at least four-fifths of that term, under State Law, before being eligible for parole,” Sean wrote.

“In court, prosecutors gave no indication as to whether they would continue with the manslaughter charge given Morrison’s plea.”

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