Lawyers Brett Jones and Cameron Clark have both defended their role in the crash of a plane in the US on Wednesday, where a man died and his girlfriend was seriously injured.
Mr Jones and Mr Clark are representing Mr Clark’s son, who is in custody awaiting trial in Florida.
Mr Clark said his son was “a very, very nice guy”.
“He was a young guy.
He had a nice smile on his face,” Mr Clark told the BBC’s World Service.
Mr Jones said his client had been drinking. “
He’s not an idiot, but I can tell you that his actions weren’t the best and I’m not going to fault him.”
Mr Jones said his client had been drinking.
“What he’s doing, I’m sure of, is making a lot of mistakes,” he said.
“But he’s very fortunate that he’s got a lawyer that is going to be very honest with him and not make a lot more of them.”
He said he believed Mr Clark and his son had acted in self-defence.
“They did what they had to do and it’s very, VERY fortunate that they’re in the custody of the courts,” Mr Jones told ABC Radio Melbourne.
Mr Smith, the father of a young girl, was also in court on Wednesday and his wife and two young children were present in the courtroom.
“We have all of the facts and circumstances,” he told reporters outside court.
“At this stage it’s too early to say anything further about what’s going on at this stage.”
Federal court lawyer Brett Jones says he’s not surprised by the outcome of the trial.
“It’s just unfortunate for everybody involved that they’ve been in a situation where their client is in the dock and he’s in the centre of the court,” he added.
Mr Clark was arrested after the crash on Saturday and was charged with manslaughter and flight attendant manslaughter, while Mr Jones faces a charge of aggravated vehicular manslaughter. “
If I could just say that I think the case has been handled well.”
Mr Clark was arrested after the crash on Saturday and was charged with manslaughter and flight attendant manslaughter, while Mr Jones faces a charge of aggravated vehicular manslaughter.
The father-of-one was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated and failing to maintain a lane.
Mr Campbell was not charged with any crime and is awaiting a detention hearing.
Mr Miller, who was on a flight to California, was injured in the collision.
He was taken to a hospital and is expected to recover.
The Federal Aviation Administration said the plane that crashed was carrying more than 1,000 people.
It said the FAA was “monitoring the situation”.