Medcraft manslaughter four sentenced

December 6, 2022 4:25 am in by

The four people found guilty of the manslaughter of 23 year old Burnie dad Bobby Medcraft by a Launceston jury have been sentenced to jail time.

A blow-up on social media led to Bobby’s death from a sword strike in March 2020.

34 year old Cody Sheehan has been sentenced to 8 years, the Justice describing Sheehan as lucky to escape a murder conviction.

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For their involvement, 31 year old Lucas Ford was sentenced to six and a half years, his 24 year old sister Kelsey Ford to five and 54 year old William Hanlon five and a half years.

All four can apply for parole once they serve half of their sentences.