Kinney jailed after fatal car crash

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Kinney jailed after fatal car crash thumbnailThe devastating aftermath of the accident which left two young men dead and seven people injured in April 2015. Shane Kinney and his parents Sharon and Kevin were last week sentenced in connection with the incident.

AN ARMOY man broke down in the dock last Tuesday (September 12) after he was handed a nine year prison sentence for causing the death of his cousin and another man.
Judge Desmond Marrinan told a sobbing Shane Kinney he would spend four and a half years in custody and a further four and and a half year on supervised licence on his release from jail for what he described as a "dreadful accident in an almost head-on collision" which had left behind a scene of "devastation and carnage."
Kinney (23), of Drones Road, appeared back in the dock of Antrim Crown Court after he was remanded in custody the previous Friday by the judge to await his sentence after he pleaded guilty to two counts of causing death by dangerous driving and causing grievous bodily injury to two female passengers.
Judge Marrinan had told Friday's hearing, following prosecution and defence submissions, that given the complexity of the case, he wanted to consider all he had heard.
Standing beside Shane Kinney in the dock on Tuesday were his parents Sharon and Kevin Kinney who admitted trying to cover up their son's role in the crash almost two-and-half-years ago.
Kevin Kinney (52) was jailed for six months with a further six months to be spent on supervised licence on his release for perverting the course of justice after he admitted removing his son's damaged Volkswagen Golf and getting parts for it from a breaker's yard in Armoy and carrying out the work himself.
*Read the full story in this week's Chronicle


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