Driver cleared over death of Halls Head cyclist Gabrielle Schiller-Brett

Keith Michael Osman leaves Perth District Court after being found not guilty over the death of cyclist Gabrielle Schiller-Brett. Picture: Victoria Rifici
Keith Michael Osman leaves Perth District Court after being found not guilty over the death of cyclist Gabrielle Schiller-Brett. Picture: Victoria Rifici

KEITH Michael Osman (75) was found not guilty by a jury over the death of cyclist Gabrielle Schiller-Brett (70) who was hit by a car in Halls Head.

Mr Osman went through a six day trial in Perth District Court over the death of Mrs Schiller-Brett, who died after being hit by a car near the McLarty Road roundabout on March 29, 2016.

Mr Osman was charged with being the driver of an incident causing death, failing to ensure assistance was sought after a crash and failing to report an incident occasioning death.

Mr Osman’s defence lawyer Sam Vandongen said his client had no recollection of the incident and argued Mr Osman – a type 2 diabetes sufferer – had experienced a hypoglycaemic episode.

One of Mr Osman’s supporters said after court the outcome was “a fair verdict”.

Mr Osman made no comment as he left court.

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