Model Samantha Harris’s boyfriend was released from jail on the weekend amidst calls from the family of the man he killed saying he had not served enough time in jail for the crime he committed.

Luke William Hunt was given weekend release from prison this week, much to the very public delight of his model girlfriend, who took to social media to post a photo of the couple.  She captioned the photo, “best day ever.”

According to reports, Mr Hunt is due to be released from jail for good at the end of the month, just two years into his four-year sentence.

Mr Hunt was sentenced to jail in May, 2014, for dangerous driving resulting in the death of Kenneth Lay, 78.

Judge Colin Charteris described Mr Hunt as an “arrogant driver” when he sentenced the tradesman to a maximum of four years in prison after the collision in 2012.

Christine Scott, Mr Lay’s daughter is reported to have said the 30-year-old has “probably not” served enough time.  She did add that Mr Hunt, who was with his girlfriend Samantha when their Commodore crashed into Mr Lay’s Hyundai Lantra after he went through a red or amber light, “deserves a second chance”.

Ms Scott said: “He will have to live with this for the rest of his life, knowing he killed someone. It will be a question of how he lives his life from here on that will show whether he has learnt anything.”

At the time of the collision, Police said Mr Hunt was driving about 95km/h in a 60km/h zone and aggressively changing lanes.

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  • He most definitely should be jail MUCH longer.


  • I don’t think his time in jail was long enough, but I agree with Ms Scott’s final comment that it will be how he lives his life from now on which will determine whether he has learnt anything.


  • Speed kills, everyone knows that. He took the risk knowing the consequences. Doesn’t seem very long considering.


  • As a parent, I have to say no jail term is long enough for someone who harms your children, no matter what the situation. On the flipside, if that was my child on charges, I would like to think they could serve their time and then live life. It was a car ‘accident’ not like it was pre meditated


  • I’m in two minds. It was a first offence, but he did kill someone with behaviour he knew to be dangerous.


  • It is very sad how little a life is worth


  • The courts are very politically correct these days – it seems a very minor sentence for someone’s life.


  • I don’t understand the purpose of sentencing when nobody ever has to complete it. How much is a person’s life worth?


  • Well lets hope that has learnt a lesson and that he will always drive with care and ditch the arrogant attitute.


  • I wouldn’t be posting it all over social media, I find it very insensative to victims family.


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