Man to be sentenced over Cole Miller death

A New Zealand national is set to be sentenced over the one-punch death of Brisbane teenager and promising sportsman Cole Miller.

Armstrong Renata, 23, is to face a sentence hearing in the Brisbane Supreme Court on Friday, having previously pleaded guilty to a count of unlawful striking causing death.

The offence carries a maximum penalty of life imprisonment.

Renata punched Mr Miller in the back of the head while out in the Fortitude Valley nightclub district in January 2016.

The 18-year-old suffered massive brain trauma, with his family making the heartbreaking decision to turn off his life support the following day.

It comes after Renata's co-accused, Daniel Maxwell, walked from court in August after being handed an 18-month suspended sentence for starting the fight that led to Mr Miller's death.

Renata is expected to be sentenced by Justice Helen Bowskill at 10am on Friday.

feedback