High Court to review Apted case
June 25, 2015 10:40 pm
The Suva High Court has decided to review the sentence of William Walsh Apted.
85-year-old Apted was given a non-custodial sentence and was disqualified from driving for 2 years for dangerous driving occasioning death and two counts of dangerous driving occasioning grievous harm.
Apted was also fined $6,000.
The Office of the DPP says pursuant to Section 60 of the Criminal Procedure Decree, the High Court may “call for and examine the record of any criminal proceedings before any Magistrates Court for the purpose of satisfying itself as to the correctness, legality, propriety of any finding, sentence, order recorded or passed and the regularity of any proceedings of any Magistrates Court.
The matter has been adjourned to 16th July for the State to provide an amended Summary of Facts.
The matter will then be set down to hear submissions on whether the sentence should be reviewed or remain the same.
Apted was charged after the death of a 4-year-old girl in a road accident in Varani Street, Raiwaqa last year.