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Dad wants tougher penalties

The father of Mandurah man Tauri Litchfield has hit out at the sentences handed to the four boys responsible for his son's death last year.

Three of the boys received 4½ years detention this week for the 28-year-old's mans- laughter, while the group's ringleader was sentenced to 5½ years.

Clive Litchfield said last night that the sentences were not long enough.

"He was attacked and died as a result, he's lost 60 years of his life," Mr Litchfield said. He would have liked to have seen the boys receive 15-year terms.

"I think the community wants a stronger response," he said. He wanted the penalties raised for juveniles found guilty of manslaughter in the future.

The West Australian

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