Tempers have flared outside court after an unlicensed driver who killed a teenage boy escaped a prison sentence.
Ayou Deng was driving when knocked 13-year-old Jalal Yassine-Naja off his skateboard in Brookfield, west Melbourne in March 2017.
The mother-of-seven wasn’t charged for the fatal collision as it was deemed an accident, but on Tuesday she was sentenced to 80 hours of community work for driving without a licence, Nine News reported.
She was also sentenced for unrelated unlawful assault and criminal damage offences.
Deng was heckled by members of the far-right group True Blue Crew as she walked from court.
Group member Kane Miller was heard yelling: ‘If her family wasn’t on the road the boy would still be alive… child killer’.
Members of the group pulled the fingers at Deng as she drove away from court.
Jalal’s mother Olivia Yassine said Deng should have been charged over her son’s death.
‘I want it to be acknowledged that she killed a person – my son – and she ran over him. And she did wrong. You do the crime, you do the time,’ she said.
Conservatives MP Rachel Carling-Jenkins was also outside court and she was critical of Victoria’s judicial system.
Ms Yassine said she wants the case to be re-examined so charges can be pursued against Deng.
‘That’s not right. I will fight for my son. It doesn’t matter what it takes. I will get answers out of this and I will appeal it,’ she said.