POLICE in Bali have revealed that a young Townsville woman killed in a motorbike accident was set to marry her boyfriend, who was driving during the tragedy.

Sophia Martini, 27, had been a pillion passenger on a bike being ridden by her boyfriend, Steele Nugent when it crashed in the early hours of Monday morning in Kuta. Picture: 9 News
Sophia Martini, 27, had been a pillion passenger on a bike being ridden by her boyfriend, Steele Nugent when it crashed in the early hours of Monday morning in Kuta. Picture: 9 News

Steele Nugent, 23, has been officially declared a suspect in the crash earlier this week which killed his 27-year-old girlfriend Sophia Fiorella Martini.

But police say they have allowed him to return to Australia, pending further investigations and a promise to return to Bali if he is charged.

Ms Martini's boyfriend Steele Nugent. Picture: Channel 9
Ms Martini's boyfriend Steele Nugent. Picture: Channel 9

Mr Nugent now faces a nervous wait to find out if he will face criminal proceedings.

Police are considering a letter from Ms Martini's mother, begging that he not be charged, saying it can be taken into account under alternative dispute regulations under which he would not be charged.

More at The Daily Telegraph

News Corp Australia


NOW HIRING: Full time, part time jobs available at Costco

premium_icon NOW HIRING: Full time, part time jobs available at Costco

Drone video shows progress on massive Bundamba warehouse

REVEALED: City cafe is No 1 in Ipswich

premium_icon REVEALED: City cafe is No 1 in Ipswich

Great coffee, great food and great service a winner with readers

Coast man fourth charged over Larissa Beilby death

premium_icon Coast man fourth charged over Larissa Beilby death

Coast man charged in connection to death of Larissa Beilby, 16.

Local Partners