McLuckie Court Case Adjourned


A woman accused of being the killer driver involved in the fatal crash of Matthew McLuckie may not be mentally fit to face charges.

Shakira Adams has been charged with the manslaughter of 20 year old McLuckie.

The cash occurred in May last year when her car collided head-on with the 20 year old’s vehicle.

Police alleged, Adams was driving at no less than 177km/h on the wrong side of Hindmarsh Drive.

Adams was not required to appear for the first mention of her matter in the ACT Magistrates Court on Tuesday morning.

But in a twist, her defence lawyer revealed her client was in the hospital.

Tamzin Lee told the court “There is likely to be a question raised with her fitness to plead”.

Ms Lee added that she was likely to eventually ask for the matter to be committed to the ACT Supreme Court for an investigation of the issue in that jurisdiction.

The judge ruled in favour of the request for a four-week adjournment, listing the case to return to court on March 7.

Matthew’s dad Tom McLuckie was in the public gallery watching Tuesday’s proceedings.

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