Three thugs get jailed over death of Irish teenager Cian English in Australia – – Our News, Your Views

Three thugs get jailed over death of Irish teenager Cian English in Australia

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Two men have been jailed for nine and a half years and three to eight years for killing an Irish teenager who died in Australia after falling from an apartment balcony during an armed robbery, reports Breaking News.

Cian English (19), from Carlow but living in the Brisbane suburb of Hawthorne, was injured after falling from the fourth-floor balcony of the View Pacific Resort in Surfers Paradise in the early hours of Saturday, May 23. 2020.

He spent a few days on the Gold Coast with a friend.

Jason Ryan Knowles, 25, Hayden Paul Kratzman, 23, and Lachlan Paul Soper-Lagas, 21, were charged with murder but agreed to a plea deal for manslaughter.

Sentencing the three, Chief Justice Helen Boskill of the Supreme Court of Queensland in Brisbane said: “This is an absolutely tragic case. Your appalling, criminal conduct in the early hours of the morning, on 23 May 2020, resulted in the death of one young man, Mr Cian English, who was only 19 at the time,” reports Breaking News.

“A young man, very much loved by his family and friends, who have suffered unfathomable grief and pain as result of his death, compounded by the awful circumstances in which that occurred. Your conduct also caused severe harm, in particular psychological harm, to a second young person, Mr Dzepo, also only 19 at the time,” the judge said, reports Breaking News.

“None of you showed any remorse at the time of the offending. You all left the deceased where he lay and did nothing to help him, other than, half an hour later, you, Mr Kratzmann dialling 000, and providing incomplete and unhelpful information to emergency services. t is fair to say that your other actions on that fateful morning negate anything positive that could be said about that, including all of you wearing and using the clothes and other things you’d stolen from these young men, and you posting a picture of that on Instagram, Mr Kratzmann, as though bragging about your prizes. Mr Soper-Lagas, you told the psychologist that you called an ambulance – but you did not,” she noted, reports Breaking News.

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