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The Northern Territory news Fri 28 May 2010



The Northern Territory news Fri 28 May 2010

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Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin; Australian newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin

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8 Northern Territory News, Friday, May 28, 2010 www.ntnews.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 2 8 -M A Y -2 0 1 0 P A G E : 8 C O L O R : C M Y K PLEASE OPEN YOUR DOOR TO US SO WE CAN OPEN DOORS FOR OTHERS MAKE A DONATION THIS DOORKNOCK WEEKEND FOR CREDIT CARD DONATIONS, CALL 13 SALVOS OR GO TO SALVATIONARMY.ORG.AU NEWS Cruise season ends with departure of last liner Picture: JUSTINSANSON THE last luxury cruise liner of the season spent the day in Darwin yesterday. Dawn Princess (pictured) was carrying 1846 passengers and 840 crew on its way from Sydney to Bali. More than 40 liners have berthed in Darwin this season. Smaller, boutique vessels, such as the Orion, will continue to stop off in the Top End during the dry season. The cruise season starts again in September. Appeal against severe prison term 6 years for killing By EMILYWATKINS Court Reporter A MAN who was involved in a racist attack that killed a man in Alice Springs has appealed against the severity of his sixyear prison sentence. Joshua Spears, 19, is the second of five men to appeal against his sentence for the manslaughter of Kwementyaye Ryder. Spears, Anton Kloeden, Timothy Hird, Scott Doody and Glen Swain each pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the NT Supreme Court last month for the death. Kloeden has also appealed against his sentence, which was the same as Spears and Hirds. Doody received four years with 12 months to serve, and Swain six months less than the other three. The group was hooning around the river bed of the Todd River at Alice Springs in a ute driven by Kloeden, who was also charged with recklessly endangering life. In sentencing, Chief Justice Brian Martin said the attack had racial elements. Within the vehicle there was a negative attitude towards, and an atmosphere of antagonism towards, Aboriginal people, Justice Martin said in sentencing. It is difficult to avoid the conclusion that the nature and rapidity of the reaction, and the actions of some offenders in kicking and striking the deceased while he was on the ground were influenced, at least to some degree, by the fact that the deceased was an Aboriginal person. The men got out of the car and assaulted Mr Ryder when he threw a bottle at the car. Spears application for leave to appeal the sentence says Justice Martin did not give enough weight to Spears personal situation, and too much weight to deterrence, punishment and the marked disapproval of the community in deciding on the sentence. The application says the sentence was manifestly excessive in all the circumstances. The other sentenced men have until today to lodge applications for leave to appeal.

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