‘What she would have wanted’: Melbourne lawyer avoids jail over pedestrian’s death thanks to victim’s family

Judge notes ‘compassion and understanding’ of Erin Bentley’s family, who requested driver Liam Murray not be sent to prison

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A lawyer who fatally struck a pedestrian while reversing down a busy Melbourne street will not serve any prison time following a plea from the victim’s family.

Erin Bentley, 44, was walking from a tram stop on Flinders Street about 9.40am on 26 May 2022, when Liam Murray hit her with his car.

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