Remember the name, and be grateful that it wasn't suppressed this morning.
Now we know that we should apply the presumption of innocence to Phillip Bruce Bannan, but the facts in this case as reported thus far are pretty clear. We will be interested to see just how serious the "more serious charges" that the police are considering are.
We'd go for this one; section 171 of the Crimes Act 1961:
Two counts of manslaughter would give a sentencing judge plenty of options as per the following:
Except as provided in section 178, culpable homicide not amounting to murder is manslaughter.
Punishment of manslaughter
(1) Every one who commits manslaughter is liable to imprisonment for life.
We're not normally vengeful people, but something about this case has struck a chord with us. We hope that the right charges are laid against Bannan, and that upon conviction, a sentence is passed which reflects the gravity of his bad choices and the trauma which they have caused.