The jury went out for lunch at 1230 and returned within the hour to say guilty.
This bit is wonderful.
Juries normally take ages to decide. Taking less than an hour? That's very clear indication that there was little dissent in the jury, that they thought it was obvious that the accident was the driver's fault
That is such an important thing. I recently lost a parent to illness, and I know that it becomes extremely important to relatives to know why
their loved on died.
For a jury and court to say simply and clearly "This person drove carelessly and killed your relative as a result of their carelessness" would bring a lot of peace. No court sentencing is going to bring Pat Kenny back to life, but at least the court can say why he died.