Bus crash victim's mother reveals 'torment' over driver plea deal

Michael Parris
May 16 2024 - 11:49am
Leanne Mullen and her husband Matt enter court last week for Brett Button's hearing. Picture by Peter Lorimer
Leanne Mullen and her husband Matt enter court last week for Brett Button's hearing. Picture by Peter Lorimer

The mother of Singleton bus crash victim Rebecca Mullen has given a harrowing account of her "torment" in the hours and weeks after the accident and how the justice system has failed her family.

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Michael Parris

Michael Parris

Journalist

Michael Parris reports on politics for the Newcastle Herald. He started at the Herald in 1994 after working in the ABC Newcastle newsroom. Michael spent much of his career as a sub-editor before moving into political reporting in 2017. He was a finalist in the Sports Australia national media awards for his stories about a male-only tennis club in Newcastle. He has covered NSW and federal elections, state and federal budgets and local politics. He has also written extensively about the COVID-19 pandemic with a special focus on data analysis and the effects of lockdowns on the Hunter community.

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