THE family of a woman jailed for three years for killing a cyclist claim her disability was “effectively ignored” by a judge after her manslaughter conviction.
Auriol Grey, 49, who has cerebral palsy and cognitive difficulties, yelled at retired midwife Celia Ward, 77, to get off the pavement.
Celia fell into the path of a car and died at the scene in Huntingdon, Cambs, in October 2020.
Grey, was convicted of manslaughter.
Her barrister has appealed claiming the judge in the trial at Peterborough crown court, Sean Enright, failed to fully take into account her disabilities.
Grey’s legal team also contested the judge’s finding that the path was shared between pedestrians and cyclists.
Her brother-in-law Alisdair Luxmoore is backing the appeal. He says Grey did not intend to cause harm and Celia’s death was a tragic accident.
He said: “We were horrified. Not just for Auriol, but clearly we were desperately sorry for the Wards.
“How awful that Auriol played any role at all.
“Then there was the horror at the thought of her being sent to prison.
“How can you put a disabled person in a place like that?”