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No jail time over Perth toddler's death

AAP logoAAP 26/08/2016

A Perth man who ran over and killed a 22-month-old boy in a stolen car and fled has avoided jail.

Karel Christopher Lucien Kivits, 30, pleaded guilty in Perth Magistrates Court on Friday to stealing a car, breaching bail, driving without a licence and failing to report an incident occasioning death.

He was handed a 12-month prison sentence suspended for 18 months, fined $1400 and will lose his license for one year.

Kivits was also fined $5000 for six stealing offences.

The toddler was hit at the front of a Merriwa home in April and rushed to hospital but died shortly after.

Kivits left the scene when confronted by angry residents, including a man with a metal bar but turned himself in the following day.

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