Tasmania

Grieving mum pleads with Bali cops


THE heartbroken mother of a young Queensland woman killed in a motorbike crash in Bali has asked Indonesian police not to criminally charge her boyfriend.

Sophia Fiorella Martini, 27, was a pillion passenger on a scooter driven by her boyfriend, when it crashed in the early hours of Saturday morning in Kuta.

Ms Martini suffered serious leg injuries and is believed to have suffered fatal blood loss.

Her boyfriend, Steele Nugent, 23, was held by police for questioning after the accident but has been released from custody and police say he will likely be allowed to return home after promising to return if he is to be charged.

The mother of Ms Martini has sent a letter to Bali police, asking them to halt any criminal charges or legal process against Mr Nugent and for her daughter’s body to be returned to Australia.

Police were still considering the request from Ms Martini’s mother. They said such a letter could be taken into account when considering whether to charge Mr Nugent.

Mr Nugent …

Read the full article at: http://www.news.com.au/world/asia/mother-of-queensland-woman-killed-in-crash-in-bali-pleads-with-police-not-to-charge-her-boyfriend/news-story/a9238ff21b9d78dbcb8e72f90fd26d09

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