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Angus Beaumont’s mom offended at jail sentence handed to his murderers


The mom of a 15-year-old boy stabbed to demise by two youngsters says their jail sentence was a “joke”.

The boys is not going to go to jail after serving lower than two-thirds of their respective sentences.

The pair, now aged 16 and 17, and never named beneath juvenile justice legislation, had been discovered responsible by a Supreme Court docket jury of the homicide of Angus Beaumont earlier this yr.

Throughout Tuesday’s sentencing listening to, the court docket stated he died after being stabbed within the chest by a youngster throughout a “knife combat” between the 2 teams in Redcliffe in March 2020.

The court docket heard the stabbing occurred shortly after the 2 boys tried to rob one in every of Angus’s associates, whom that they had simply purchased marijuana from.

Angus armed himself with a knuckle wipe and a knife earlier than partaking in a melee with the pair that “lasted only some seconds” earlier than he was killed, the court docket heard. .

CCTV footage, performed through the trial, confirmed the 2 boys combating excessive after being stabbed, “in a gesture that gained the combat”, earlier than each fled the realm.

The court docket held that the couple had an extended historical past of violent crime and was launched on bail on the time of the homicide and went on to commit additional offenses whereas on bail for the homicide.

Justice David Jackson issued separate sentences to the couple based mostly on their completely different roles within the crime.

The 16-year-old boy, who prompted the deadly wound, was jailed for 9 years.

Justice Jackson discovered the older teen’s habits to be “much less reprehensible” and he was sentenced to seven and a half years.

Each will solely should serve 60% of their phrases, after their precise jail time has been diminished attributable to “extraordinary circumstances”.

Childhood ‘shattered’ for no cause, mother says

Justice Jackson instructed the court docket when figuring out their punishment he should think about plenty of elements together with their youth, their traumatized and “damaged” childhood, their psychological well being and continued publicity and drug use from an early age.

Exterior court docket, Angus Beaumont’s mom Michelle Liddle referred to as the punishments a “joke”.

Angus Beaumont's parents outside the courthouse.
Michelle Liddle (left) speaks exterior court docket with Ben Beaumont, father of Angus Beaumont. (ABC Information: Talissa Siganto)

“I used to be very offended,” she stated.

“All they depend for these boys is just not a cause to kill somebody.

“There are such a lot of youngsters who’re in conditions of abuse that do not proceed to hurt others.

“These youngsters do not want to do this, they needn’t take different individuals’s lives.”


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