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A drug dealer's beginning a life sentence tonight, after mowing down a client who cheated him, with his car. The murder happened in Gillingham last January. John Ryall reports
Kent Police have released CCTV footage of Jake Austin’s first attempt to run over John O’Donohue and his friend, the pair managed to avoid his car by running up a grass verge. Later, Austin turns the car around and drives at them again, which is when he hits Mr O’Donohue.
A drug dealer who deliberately drove over a man in Gillingham has been jailed for murder.
Jake Austin, 25, was imprisoned by a judge at Maidstone Crown Court on 15 August after he was found guilty the previous day of murdering John O'Donohue following an altercation in Castlemaine Avenue on 23 January.
He was sentenced to life with a minimum of 18 years to be served.
Drug dealer Jake Austin has been jailed for life for the murder of John O'Donohue in Gillingham. Austin drove his car into Mr O'Donohue after a row over a crack-cocaine deal on January 23. At Maidstone Crown Court Judge Jeremy Carey ruled that he should serve a minimum term of 18 years.