Prison/Jail Man

Coward punch killer could face longer jail term

Gold Coaster Armstong Renata could spend a longer term behind bars for the death of Cole Miller after the Attorney-General announced she’ll appeal his seven-year sentence.

Renata was given his sentence in October for unlawful striking causing death, he’s currently required to serve 80 per cent of this under Queensland law.

However, Attorney-General Yvette D’ath has released a statement saying she will appeal this decision.


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“Earlier this week (7 November), I determined to lodge an appeal against the sentence imposed on Armstrong Renata in the Brisbane Supreme Court on October 13 2017, for unlawfully striking Cole Miller and causing his death,” she said.

Ms D’ath also touched on the case of Matthew Scown, who’s been charged with the manslaughter of Gold Coast boy Tyrell Cobb.

She reiterated she’s not contesting Mr Scown’s sentence.

Tyell Cobb’s mother, Mr Scown’s ex-partner, has pleaded guilty to manslaughter as well and her sentencing hearing continues today.

 

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