A Dublin man who killed a young mother after falling asleep at the wheel has won his appeal against the two year sentence he received.
Olivia Dunne was pushing a pram carrying her baby when Anthony Handley’s car crashed into them after mounting a footpath in Balbriggan in 2014.
She died instantly and her daughter was seriously injured.
Handley of Whitethorn Grove, Artane, had pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to dangerous driving causing the death of Olivia Dunne and serious bodily harm to Éabha Dunne in Balbriggan on 17 January 2014.
His lawyers had asked the court to consider a suspended sentence saying his sudden onset of sleep could not have been forseeable.
Today, the Court of Appeal decided the sentence handed down was “unduly harsh” and suspended the remaining portion of it.