Australian widow, 49, who moved to Bali to start a new life after losing her husband, has been sentenced to prison for beating and killing a teenage scooter rider
- Susan Leslie O & Brien, 49, was found guilty of negligent driving with death
- She struck and killed 19-year-old Rizki Akbar Putra, who was on a scooter, in August
- She was sentenced to three months after prosecution had recommended six months
A Sydney woman was imprisoned in Bali after killing a 19-year-old scooter driver in a head-on collision.
Susan Leslie O & Brien, 49, was found guilty of negligent driving and the death of Rizki Akbar Putra on August 14 when she tried to overtake a truck at 70 km / h.
She was sentenced to three months in prison after the prosecution had recommended six months, according to Seven news.
The maximum fine for the indictment is six years.
Susan Leslie O & Brien, 49, was found guilty of negligent driving, causing the death of Rizki Akbar Putra on Tuesday in a Bali court. Pictured: O & # 39; Brien in court
Rizki Akbar Putra (photo) died on August 14 after riding a scooter on Bali
& # 39; I still remember August 14. The weather was sunny. I didn't drink alcohol. Before catching up with the truck, I peeked out (but) there were no vehicles, & # 39; told O & # 39; Brien according to the court The Daily Telegraph.
& # 39; When I caught up with the truck, my car was next to the truck. There was a motorcycle (but) I couldn't go back because I was too close. He should be able to avoid me. The victim can see my car, which is about three meters away, & she said.
A friend of the victim – Mohammad Bayu Ashar – disputed the claims.
& # 39; My friend didn't have time to dodge. The car took our job. Then I heard a crash behind me. I saw the victim lying on the road bleeding from his head and hands. The lady who was driving the car stopped and got out of the car, & he said.
President Judy Benny Octavianus said that under mitigating circumstances it was understood that O & Brien had concluded a peace agreement with the victim's family and paid them $ 1,550 in damages.
The victim's mother told the court that she had forgiven O & Brien.
A friend of the victim said that his friend had no chance to dodge the van (crash scene shown)
The victim and his friends rode scooters in Bali when he lost his life (crash scene shown)
The couple even embraced in court.
O & # 39; Brien had moved from Sydney to Jembrana after her husband died in an accident.
She said in court that she was paralyzed by the grief of her husband's death and moved to Bali to take a free English course and quarantine abandoned dogs.
& # 39; I never intended to cause problems here in my life, but the reality is different. I saddened the people of Jembrana because of this problem, & she said.
O & # 39; Brien (photo) had moved from Sydney to Jembrana after her husband died in an accident
& # 39; Therefore I ask the victim's family, the whole public here, the Jembrana community and the Indonesian people in general to forgive my negligence and forgiveness to allow me to continue to perform social activities in Jembrana Regency after this incident. & # 39;
O & # 39; Brien was returned to a cell after being convicted.
She was consulting with Australian employees, according to the ABC.
When O & # 39; Brien is released, it is unclear – but with the time she has had, she could be out before Christmas.
. (TagsToTranslate) Dailymail (t) news