Armstrong Renata was given a seven-year sentence in October for unlawful striking causing death over the death of Cole Miller.
Armstrong Renata was given a seven-year sentence in October for unlawful striking causing death over the death of Cole Miller.

D’Ath to appeal sentence for Cole Miller's killer

ATTORNEY-GENERAL Yvette D'ath has announced she will order an appeal of a seven-year sentence handed down to one of Cole Miller's one-punch attackers and reiterated her decision not to contest Matthew Scown's sentence.

"As Attorney-General, I have considered the advice of the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions on the separate sentences of Armstrong Renata and Matthew Scown," she said in a statement this morning.

"Earlier this week (7 November), I determined to lodge an appeal against the sentence imposed on Armstrong Renata in the Brisbane Supreme Court on October 13 2017, for unlawfully striking Cole Miller and causing his death.

"In the matter of Matthew Scown, legal proceedings against another party are before the court."

Scown's ex-partner, Heidi Strbak. has pleaded guilty to manslaughter as well and her sentencing hearing continues today.

Renata was given a seven-year sentence in October for unlawful striking causing death over the death of Cole Miller.

He will serve 80 per cent of the sentence under Queensland law.



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