Youths to feel full weight of law

YOUTHS tried as adults in South Australian courts can expect to feel the full weight of the law after a push for a legislative change that will see young offenders more severely punished.

The proposed amendment comes following the public outcry over the lenient sentence given to a 16-year-old who killed Nicole Tucker, 48, when he crashed the stolen car he was driving into her vehicle on the Southern Expressway in Adelaide last year.

Charged with causing death by dangerous driving, the prosecution successfully applied to have the boy, who had a long criminal history, tried as an adult.

Despite this, he was

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