BRIEFS

A vegetable box on offer from genU's new coronavirus employment program. (Supplied)

 

Killer jailed

A Norlane man who stabbed Waurn Ponds mother Raichele Galea to death at Corio in 2017 could leave prison in less than five years.

Supreme Court judge Paul Coghlan on Wednesday sentenced Travis John Wills, 23, to 10 years’ prison after a jury convicted him of manslaughter last November.

The sentence carries a non-parole period of seven years and takes into account 786 days already served, meaning Wills could be free by January 2025.

Hit-run hunt

A female driver took a young child from her car and fled after a crash that threw a motorcyclist 40 metres from his bike in Newcomb on Wednesday, police alleged.

The rider, a 27-year-old Whittington man, was airlifted to hospital with serious leg injuries after the crash on the Bellarine Highway, a police spokesperson said.

Fresh job idea

A genU program is providing work for people with disabilities during the COVID-19 crisis by employing them to pack orders of fresh produce to send throughout Geelong.

The organisation’s chief executive officer Graeme Kelly said maintaining employment for people with disabilities was a high priority during pandemic restrictions.

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