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Qld Child Killers Get Lighter Sentences

Queensland child killers are more likely to be convicted of manslaughter than murder, and spend less time behind bars than people who kill adults, a new report shows.

The Queensland Sentencing Advisory Council says 12 years of court data shows manslaughter sentences are more common for people who kill kids than for those who kill adults, 59.7 per cent to 53.2 per cent.

It also found that offenders convicted of child manslaughter received, on average, shorter jail terms than those who killed adults.


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