DPP wants harsher sentence for crash that killed family
THE NSW Director of Public Prosecutions has confirmed there will be an appeal against the sentence of Malcolm Joseph Harris, who killed Shaun Zagar and his children Kaleb and Zara in a car crash at Dyraaba last year.
Harris, 37, was served an eight-year concurrent jail sentence for three charges of dangerous driving occasioning death and one of dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm in Lismore District Court on August 19. But as the sentences are to be served concurrently and a 25% reduction was applied for an early guilty plea, Mr Harris could be released on parole by March 14, 2016.
An online petition against Harris' sentence has gathered over 5000 signatures asking for the sentence to be reviewed.