NSW driver jailed over cyclist’s murder

By AAP Newswire

A driver has been jailed for at least 17 years and six months for the murder of a cyclist in a hit-and-run crash in the NSW Riverina area.

Jonwa Rowe pleaded guilty in May to murdering Stephen O'Grady in a crash about 2am on March 25, 2018, at Leeton.

The 33-year-old cyclist died at the scene after being struck by a Toyota HiLux utility driven by Rowe.

In the NSW Supreme Court in Wagga Wagga on Monday, Justice Michael Walton convicted the 27-year-old of murder and jailed him for 23 years.

He set a non-parole period of 17 years and six months.