A Supreme Court docket choose has raised considerations over the size of time a 21-year-old Perth lady accused of homicide will spend in custody awaiting trial.
Aya Hishmeh confronted the WA Supreme Court docket on Monday by way of video hyperlink from Bandyup jail; she stands charged with murdering Jacob Cummins and trying to kill youngsters Robert Bell, Augustine Janga, Mark Kickett and Anwre Ige.
Jacob Cummins, 17, was killed after Ms Hishmeh allegedly ran him down along with her automobile, whereas 4 of his associates have been significantly injured.
The alleged incident adopted a brawl at a McDonald’s involving rival teams of youths in Canning Vale on December 7, 2017.
Ms Hishmeh has pleaded not responsible to all fees towards her.
Justice Michael Corboy stated on Monday he was involved the trial had been listed for November this yr, by which period Ms Hishmeh would have spent nearly two years in custody.
He added he was “very sad” on the prospect of Ms Hishmeh not standing trial for a lot of extra months.
“I’m involved by the timing of the trial,” Justice Corboy stated. “Why would the state not be prepared for a trial sooner than November?”
A state prosecutor informed the courtroom a purpose for the November itemizing was that one other trial was as a result of happen in August, which associated to the sooner incident on the McDonald’s outlet.
The identical civilian witnesses would give proof at each trials, the prosecutor stated.
An knowledgeable crash witness and the mom of Mr Cummins have been additionally unavailable on sure dates, the courtroom was informed.
Ms Hishmeh’s trial is predicted to run for 20 days.
Justice Corboy remanded Ms Hishmeh in custody for a standing convention listening to later this month.