Logan teen charged after pregnant woman, partner killed by speeding stolen car

A LOGAN teen has been charged with two counts of murder over a horror crash that killed a pregnant woman and her partner as they walked their dog in Brisbane’s Bayside.

It’s alleged the 17-year-old stole a white Landcruiser between 4 and 5pm on Tuesday afternoon from a Cleveland house.

Not long after, the stolen 4WD was involved in a road rage incident, with shocking footage showing the driver deliberately colliding with a silver Hyundai at the intersection of Vienna and Finucane Roads before speeding away.


Just 15 minutes later the teen was allegedly driving the car west on Finucane Road when he ran a red light and collided with a tow truck.

The impact caused the Landcruiser to roll, hitting the 31-year-old woman and 37-year-old man was they walked their dog.

Sadly, the pair died at the scene.

According to Nine News, the woman was pregnant at the time.

The 17-year-old driver ran off and tried to steal a car from a nearby home but he was spotted by one of the residents who followed him to Chelsea Crescent where he was eventually arrested by police.

He was taken to hospital for minor injuries.

A 17-year-old Waterford West male has since been charged with two counts of murder, one count of dangerous operation of a vehicle (adversely affected by an intoxicating substance), two counts of burglary and one count each of unlawful use of a motor vehicle and attempted unlawful use of a motor vehicle.

He will appear in the Brisbane Children’s Court today.

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Trial him as an adult and up it to 3 counts of murder.

Totally agree Ryan.. it’s an absolute atrocity that the magistrates allowed this person to be on the streets at all with his known history. This was an absolutely unnecessary tragic waste of life

This for some reason hit me hard. I think it’s the fact that they probably just had a lovely bbq and then did something physical to take care of the dog and the pregnancy. It’s just heart breaking. He needs to go for life. Not 15 years . Life .

When will these courts learn he has 50 offences against him and they let him out on bail are you serious 2 people have lost their lives and a baby. What a sad day for their families.

where does it say “50 offences”?If he is 17 and 9 months he would be charged as an adult, this is no child! Absolute tragedgy for his victims.

Follow up story says his criminal record has 50 entries

I worked with teenagers for many years, many with criminal history. No way should this be heard in a childrens court. When is this country going to waken up and stop calling young adults children. We need to lobby parliament to get the age limit changed. In other countries 16 is considered adult. Why is Australia such a nanny state/

Reading this absolutely heartbreaking story of these totally innocent couple & their unborn child by a 17 year old out on Bail with 50 charges pending, you honestly have to ask the Judge, Magistrate Etc how on Earth did this person get Bail, whoever gave this Juvenile Bail in in someway accountable for what happened yesterday. The Laws gave to change regarding the Bail system as because of now it is absolutely disgraceful & clearly not working. I pray whoever takes in this case doesn’t pull the Poor Little Boy had a terrible childhood & he has a Mental Illness etc, enough is Enough & we desperately need a shakeup in the Judicial System urgently.
My heart goes out to the families of both these young people & their little unborn Baby as this really could have been avoided if he had not been give Bail knowing he had 50 pending charges to face.
The Judicial shakeup needs to happen Australia wide.
Heard earlier on the news being Tried fir these Murders because he’s a Juvenile he would only get 10 years Maximum. That is absolutely Pathetic if Correct.
Kind regards, Judith.

The teen also tried to run away afyer the accident and tried to steal yet another car. So lets see, 2 deaths and 1 death to an unborn along with other charges. Since hes 17 he will just get a slap on the wrist and the judge will ask him to please do not do this again, if he does, the next time he will get another talking to

The little criminal should get thrown in jail for life

When is Australia going to get stricter with criminals, the law isctoo soft

Name and shame the murderer!!!!!!! He wants to act like an adult try him like one!!!!!!

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Bring in the death penalty, rate payers won’t be called upon to keep this ### in jail.or let the families decide his fate.

He needs to be charged as an adult and 3 counts of murder.
She was 6mths pregnant.
If a mother lost her baby after 16weeks they have to give the baby a name register and give the baby a funeral.
Still a human being even if in her tummy.
3 counts of murder and 2 counts of animal cruelty (murdering one of the dogs and injuring the other dog)
If the law don’t do this right I can see if he’ll break lose within Australia about this.
The law system needs to be fixed majorly