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The teenager, who recently turned 18 in youth detention, cannot be named for legal reasons.
Making a statement through his lawyers today to the court, the teenager accepted his “manner of driving on the day in question … caused the deaths of Ms Leadbetter and Mr Field.”
“He has communicated that to the prosecuting authorities, even at this very early stage,” Barrister Ruth O’Gormon said on behalf of her client.
“He further instructs that he is profoundly sorry and remorseful for what occurred.
“However, he disputes that he knew that by his manner of driving, he would probably cause those deaths.”
The teenager faces a string of charges, including unlawful use of a motor vehicle and possession of tainted property.
The teenager will face a jury trial in Brisbane’s Supreme Court on a date to be set.