Mohinder Singh’s prison sentence reduced after appeal

The truck driver who struck and killed four police officers on Melbourne’s Eastern Freeway while high on drugs and sleep deprived has today had his prison sentence reduced following an appeal.

Mohinder Singh was originally sentenced to 22 years behind bars over the four deaths that occurred in the freeway’s emergency lane on April 22, 2020.

He launched an appeal and pleaded for his sentence to be reduced, arguing that the sentence was “manifestly excessive”.

Today, his sentence was reduced by three and a half years.

Three justices of the Court of Appeal resentenced Singh to 18 years and six months after he promised to provide evidence against his employer Simiona Tuteru.

Tuteru is facing four charges of manslaughter by criminal negligence, with police alleging he shouldn’t have let Singh drive on the day of the tragedy.

The trucking boss has denied the charges and plans to fight the allegations in court.

Singh will be required to serve at least 14 years and six months behind bars, before being eligible to apply for parole.

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