Crash driver acquitted as case thrown out
ALMOST four years after the crash that killed Lardeen 'Larnie' Glennon and her teenage son Matthew, Adam James Wisley has been acquitted of the charge of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death.
On Thursday, after Crown Prosecutor Sandra Cupina had presented her case, Wisley's barrister Anthony Glynn made an application to Judge Stuart Durward SC for the jury to acquit Mr Wisley as the evidence would not support a verdict of guilty.
When the trial resumed yesterday morning, the judge accepted the application and ruled that there was no case, informing the Crown Prosecutor to withdraw the charge.
Mrs Glennon's Hyundai Getz was making a right-hand turn into a driveway on the Peak Downs Hwy on September 25, 2011, when it and Mr Wisley's ute collided.
Of Mrs Glennon's car, Mr Glynn said, "It's not something he (Wisley) should have seen, because he couldn't see it".
Mrs Glennon's mother, Kathy McAdam, left the court when the judge gave his direction for Mr Wisley to leave the stand.
"Matty would have been 18 on the second of September," she said.
"I've lost my only daughter and my only grandson.
"I believe if he had let it go to the jury, we could have got a decision.
"I expected him to get some sort of sentence.
"Larnie's brother (William "Alfie" Castle) has lost his soul buddy," she said