Youths Behind Riverland Massacre Plot Should Be Released, Says Lawyer

Apr 17, 2019


Two youths who threatened to carry out a massacre at a Riverland school have done their time and should be released immediately, says a defence lawyer.

According to The Advertiser’s Sean Fewster, Bill Boucaut SC -- representing the older youth, now 20 -- has told the Supreme Court:

“Threats of that nature are understandably going to cause significant concern in the community, and nothing I say ought to be taken as belittling that effect,” he said.

“But it has to be understood that this was nothing that was intended to be carried out.

“The period of time he’s spent in custody is long enough — I would urge the court to fashion a sentence that would enable him to be released immediately.

“He has, in my submission, done his time -- well and truly.”