Wednesday, 13 August 2008

Man jailed over roadside fight death

A man who successfully appealed against a murder conviction has been sentenced to a minimum of two years in jail for manslaughter.

Adrian Steven Bosworth was among four people originally found guilty of murder over the death of teenager Jeffery Newman because of a roadside fight at Elizabeth in Adelaide, in June 2004.

Supreme Court Justice John Sulan said that Bosworth did not deliver the knife wound that killed Newman, 15, but did join the affray.

Bosworth pleaded guilty to manslaughter and the judge imposed a jail sentence of three years and 10 months, with a non-parole term of two years.

Bosworth will be eligible for release next May because of time already spent in custody.

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