Tuesday 27 September 2022 09:17 AM Three teens jailed after luring Peter Keeley to bushland for sex bashed him and ... trends now
Three young misguided vigilantes who brutally assaulted a Canberra man, bound him and left him for dead will be released from juvenile prison before their 22nd birthdays.
Peter Keeley died after being lured to a secluded area in Broulee on the NSW south coast in 2020 with the expectation he would meet an 18-year-old man for sex.
Instead, a 17-year-old who had posed as the young adult on hook-up app Grindr began belting him before his two mates emerged from bushland to join in the ambush.
Peter Keeley (pictured) was brutally bashed and left for dead in remote NSW bushland in Broulee in 2020
'These were three youths who were friends and apart from some illicit drug use, were law-abiding and of good character,' NSW Supreme Court Justice Michael Walton said on Tuesday.
'The offending was guided by a dangerous and misguided idea which according to (one boy) 'all went terribly wrong'.'
During the attack on February 2, 2020, Mr Keeley was hit in the face