Judge says jury should consider whether man who has pleaded not guilty to manslaughter of 14-year-old boy was criminally negligent

The jury in a manslaughter trial over the death of an Aboriginal boy who was run over in Kalgoorlie last year has been asked to decide whether the man’s driving was criminally negligent.

The 56-year-old man, whose name is suppressed, pleaded not guilty to manslaughter but guilty to dangerous driving causing death on the first day of the trial at the supreme court in Perth on Monday.

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