Todd family believes Renee's killer got off lightly

Renee Todd.
Renee Todd. Contributed

THE Todd family is devastated Glen Brian Duggan wasn't convicted of murdering their daughter Renee.

Duggan and the former Tannum Sands woman were drinking in her Kingaroy unit in April 2013 when he strangled her to death.

A jury found Duggan was guilty of manslaughter in a Supreme Court trial last week. He was sentenced to nine years in jail.

Renee's father John said the jury got it wrong.

"He showed no remorse at any stage in relation to killing our daughter," he said.

"He said he murdered her... he wanted revenge." The family is hoping the Director of Public Prosecutions will appeal the decision.

"All we can do now is try and live and honour Renee's memory by being the best we can," he said.

"Not allowing him to take any more of our lives than he already has by killing Renee."

The family has set up two Facebook pages to change the perception of violence and justice.

"Report and Record is to encourage women to report and have recorded all incidents of violence and threats and to make sure they get the police report number," he said.

"Let's Change the Intent Law page was created because a lot of criminals are escaping murder convictions because they remain silent on why they did it. The law should be changed to only intending to commit the acts, not intending to kill. We have to draw a line in the sand. Killing is not allowed and perpetrators should be in a jail for as long as the victim's family suffer."

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