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Prosecutors claim sentence handed to man whose driving killed 8 people was 'too lenient'

Shaun Kelly and the wreckage of the car he was driving
Shaun Kelly and the wreckage of the car he was driving

Prosecutors to argue in October that four year sentence imposed on man whose dangerous driving killed 8 people was 'too lenient'.

Prosecutors will argue in October that the four year sentence imposed on a man whose dangerous driving caused the death of eight people was too lenient.

Shaun Kelly (26), of Hill Road, Ballymagan, Buncrana, Co Donegal, had pleaded guilty at Letterkenney Circuit Criminal Court to dangerous driving causing the death of eight men on a road between Clonmany and Buncrana on July 11 2010.

He was sentenced to four years imprisonment with the final two suspended by Judge John O'Hagan in December last. He was also disqualified from driving for ten years.

The Director of Public Prosecutions are seeking a review of Kelly's sentence on grounds that it was “unduly lenient”.

During list management procedures in the Court of Appeal today, Mr Justice George Birmingham fixed October 22 for the hearing of the DPP's appeal.

Kelly was not present in court for the procedural matter.