A relative of Thomas Kelly’s one-punch killer, Kieran Loveridge, has taken to Facebook to defend her cousin after the death of Thomas’s younger brother, Stuart.
Karissa-Leigh Loveridge’s cousin Kieran is currently serving a 13-year prison sentence.
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Instead, she blames Stuart’s parents for allowing him to be exposed to the relentless bullying that is believed to have contributed to him taking his own life.
“There is no way in this world my cousin Kieran can take the blame for Stuart’s death as he did not intentionally kill him,” she wrote on Facebook before discussing the Kelly parents.
She said Stuart, 18, was “bullied for going to politicians” over the lock-out laws, “not that this is an excuse for Stuart’s death as no one deserves to die”.
“But the public need to understand the Kelly parents did put a 16-year-old in front of the media and have continued to do so as the years have gone on,” she continued.
Her post has since been deleted from Facebook.
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