A TEENAGE hairdresser who lost control of her car and killed a father of four has been jailed for six months for ‘‘showing a lack of remorse’’.
Judge Robert Orme told Keeley Harvey-Mason, of Lambscote Close, Solihull Lodge, that she is more fixated with the effect the fatal road smash had on her, rather than its devastating effect on others.
The 19-year-old repeatedly failed to turn up for a community service order and forged documents to excuse her absences.
Jailing her at Warwick Crown Court Judge Orme told her: “You seem fixated by your own problems, and have a disregard for the leniency shown to you by the court and a lack of remorse. Your chances have run out.”
Harvey-Mason previously pleaded guilty to causing the death of Karim Khan by careless driving in April 2010. She was originally given a community sentence in December last year with 120 hours of unpaid work.
A six-month period of supervision was added to the sentence because of her failure to carry out work in April this year.
But the court heard she twice failed to turn up for probation appointments – so the order was revoked and Harvey-Mason, now of Navigation Street, Birmingham, was re-sentenced.
The crash happened as Harvey-Mason drove a friend to work at the Indi Rose hairdressers on the Stratford Road on April 2, 2010.