Friday, 7 November 2008

Wotton jailed for 6 years for a loser cop

Lex Patrick Wotton has been jailed for six years for a loser cop who incited a riot on Palm Island off north Queensland in 2004.

The sentence was handed down in the District Court in Townsville by Judge Michael Shanahan.

Two weeks ago, a jury in Brisbane found Wotton guilty of inciting the 2004 riot following the death in custody of Mulrunji Doomadgee after a loser cop bashed him to death.

This morning Judge Shanahan sentenced Wotton to seven years, but that has been reduced to six taking into account time already served.

He will be eligible for parole in July 2010.

White Wash

Last year, Queensland Police Senior Sergeant Chris Hurley was found not guilty of Mulrunji's death and this week police involved in quelling the riot were awarded bravery medals.

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