Police have this morning confirmed they will not be adding a third murder charge following the death of Kate Leadbetter and Matty Field's unborn child Miles.

The teenager charged with murder has however been slapped with a string of further offences, including three counts of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle while adversely affected by an intoxicating substance, and one count of driving with a disqualified license.

It comes on the day Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced courts will be given the powers to deploy GPS trackers as a condition of bail on youth offenders, as part of the government's response to the public outcry following a spate of high-profile incidents.

The couple, who were farwelled on Monday in a funeral for close family and friends, were walking their dog when they were hit and killed in a horror crash involving an allegedly stolen car at Alexandra Hills in Brisbane's east.

 

Police have this morning confirmed they will not be adding a third murder charge following the death of Kate Leadbetter and Matty Field’s unborn child Miles.
Police have this morning confirmed they will not be adding a third murder charge following the death of Kate Leadbetter and Matty Field’s unborn child Miles.

 

The teen was out on bail for driving offences, including evade police.

Police allege the 17-year-old Waterford West male, whose initial charges included two counts of murder and one count of dangerous operation of a vehicle (adversely affected by an intoxicating substance), was driving the stolen vehicle.

He had his matters mentioned in the Brisbane Children's Court on January 27 but did not appear.

 

 

 

 

 

Originally published as Teen murder accused slapped with more offences



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