Killer driver, 23, who was high on meth when she slammed into a motorcyclist is back in jail after she was busted dealing ice weeks after being released
- Taylor Angell, from New South Wales, admitted to dealing meth while on parole
- Angell was on parole for striking and killing a motorcyclist in December, 2014
- Less than six months after being released, Angell was busted with meth
- She will be sentenced at a later date after a psychological assessment
A woman who ran down and killed a young lawyer while high on ice has pleaded guilty to selling methamphetamine while on parole for the death.
Taylor Angell, 23, was released from jail three years and three months after hitting and killing motorcyclist Marc Leabeater in Caringbah, Sydney’s south, in December 2014.
Angell was high on meth at the time of the fatal traffic crash and had crossed multiple lanes of traffic without indicating when she struck Mr Leabeater.
He suffered catastrophic internal injuries and was pronounced dead a short time later.
Angell was granted bail during her hearing over the fatal incident.
Taylor Angell, 23, (pictured right) pleaded guilty to supplying indictable quantities of methamphetamine while on parole for running down and killing a motorcyclist in 2014
While on bail Angell failed to stop at a red light and rear ended another car, The Sydney Morning Herald reported.
After reappearing in court for the death Angell was sentenced to a maximum of five years and seven months for aggravated dangerous driving causing death but was eligible for parole in July, 2018.
Within six months of being released on parole Angell was caught selling meth, The Daily Telegraph reported.
A State Parole Authority spokeswoman told the publication Angell’s parole would have ended on November 24, 2020.
‘In making its decision to release the offender to parole, the State Parole Authority took into account a Community Corrections report, the judge’s sentencing remarks and the offender’s criminal history,’ the spokeswoman said.
Police discovered the 23-year-old unconscious in her car in the early hours of the morning with 29.12g of methamphetamine, $1026.45 in cash and digital scales.
Police said the drugs found on Angell had an estimated street value of $15,000.
She was charged with supplying an indictable quantity of drugs.
In December 2014 Angell struck and killed motorcyclist Marc Leabeater (pictured) in Caringbah. He was pronounced dead a short time later
Angell (pictured) had been on parole for for less than six months when police found her unconscious in a car with 29.12g of methamphetamine, $1026.45 in cash and digital scales
Angell’s legal aid lawyer told the court her client had attended a friend’s funeral the previous day and had been drinking heavily before police found her.
‘[The case] does appear to be strong because of admissions being made. [However] since then [Angell] denies making those admissions,’ the solicitor said.
She pleaded guilty to the charges on Monday.
Judge Jane Culver set the sentencing date for December 18 in the Downing Centre District Court to allow time for a psychological assessment.
At the time of her sentencing over Mr Leabeater’s death, the victim’s mother told Sydney’s District Court her son was ‘much loved by so many’.
‘I miss him terribly. It is so difficult living life without him living it,’ Tania Leabeater said.
His father, Larry, described his son as a man ‘larger than life itself’ who was cut down in his prime.
Mr Leabeater, a keen surfer and local rugby league player, was remembered by friends as a ‘friendly and outgoing guy’.
Friends and family remembered Mr Leabeater (pictured with mother Tania Leabeater) as a ‘friendly and outgoing guy’ who’s life was cut short as he had embarked on a promising career