Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Impact Statements Read at Louise Owen Sentencing

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Impact Statements Read at Louise Owen Sentencing

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Byline: Andy Parks andy.parks@northernstar.com.au

THREE gut-wrenching impact statements were read to the Lismore District Court as the husband and two daughters of Heather Flack tried to put into words their loss after Louise Owens' car veered across the Bruxner Highway back in March 2012.

Ms Owens (pictured far right) was found guilty of dangerous driving occasioning death in October this year and appeared in the court for sentencing yesterday.

However a psychologist, who has written a report on Ms Owens' mental state, was not available and the Crown prosecutor has another case in Coffs Harbour next week, so the matter was adjourned until February 12 next year.

Heather Flack was driving her four-year-old grandson Charlie back to Lismore at the time of the crash. She had been looking after him while his mother Danielle was at work.

"The guilt I felt for mum being in the car at that time was huge," Danielle told the court.

She said the impact on Charlie had been "terrible, to say the least". …

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