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Teen likely to be deported after serving time for rider’s fiery death

A teenager who admitted to not stopping after running over a motorcyclist and dragging him under a stolen car for nearly 100 metres, leaving the victim fatally engulfed in flames, will likely be deported a court has heard.

Keith Stevens, 33, died in hospital following the incident in a suburban street in Mitcham on November 8, 2017, which came before the accused and three friends continued an alleged crime spree.

Keith Stevens, here pictured with his partner Amanda Wilson, died in the incident.

Keith Stevens, here pictured with his partner Amanda Wilson, died in the incident.

The accused, who is 18 but was 17 at the time of the offence and cannot be named, faced the County Court in Melbourne on Tuesday for a plea hearing before he is sentenced in January. Both the prosecution and defence agreed the juvenile maximum of four years jail for the offence was not long enough punishment for the teenager.

The teenager and three friends were in a stolen BMW just after 4pm when he thought he could beat Mr Stevens on his motorcycle through an intersection. In an intercepted phone call to a friend after the incident the accused said: “And then, like, I saw it, and, like, f— I can beat it, so I put my foot flat”.

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