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Ballycastle death crash 'boy racer' loses bid to have jail time cut

By Alan Erwin

A so-called boy racer who caused the death of his cousin and another man in a three-car crash has failed in a legal bid to have his jail term reduced.

The Court of Appeal dismissed the challenge brought by Shane Kinney over his nine-year sentence - half to be spent behind bars - for the fatal collision on the outskirts of Ballycastle, Co Antrim.

Kinney, from Drones Road in Armoy, pleaded guilty to two counts of causing death by dangerous driving and causing grievous bodily injury to two female passengers.

The three-vehicle crash on the Cushendall Road claimed the lives of Kinney's cousin Robin Wilson (26) and another motorist, 19-year-old Johnny Black.

Rejecting the challenge, the Lord Chief Justice said the consequences of the 23-year-old's "madness" back in April 2015 had been "horrendous".

But Sir Declan Morgan also stressed all the grief could have been prevented, and called on society to send out a message to those most prone to speeding on the roads.

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