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Mother describes horror of seeing her ‘lifeless child’s body broken’ as her killer driver is jailed


Brandon Turton (pictured), 21, instantly killed Courtney Ellis, 14, when he crashed into the teen while racing his Renault Megane shortly after 9.45pm on September 19, 2020 - before the youngster's mother discovered her 'lifeless' body while passing the crash scene as she drove home from work

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Brandon Turton (pictured), 21, instantly killed Courtney Ellis, 14, when he crashed into the teen while racing his Renault Megane shortly after 9.45pm on September 19, 2020 – before the youngster’s mother discovered her ‘lifeless’ body while passing the crash scene as she drove home from work

The mother of a 14-year-old girl who was mowed down in a hit-and-run has confronted her killer driver at court, telling him: ‘I will never forgive you’ as he was sentenced to almost seven years in prison. 

Brandon Turton, 21, instantly killed Courtney Ellis when he crashed into the teen while racing his Renault Megane around St Helens and Haydock shortly after 9.45pm on September 19, 2020 – before the youngster’s mother discovered her ‘lifeless’ body while passing the crash scene as she drove home from work. 

Ben Jones, prosecuting, told Liverpool Crown Court how Turton – of Newton-le-Willows – had been ‘showing off or driving in anger’, having made unsuccessful attempts to woo a…