Tasmanian Cody James Lee jailed for failing to report murder

Acting Justice Slicer jailed Cody James Lee in the Launceston Supreme Court on Wednesday.
Acting Justice Slicer jailed Cody James Lee in the Launceston Supreme Court on Wednesday.

A Northern Tasmanian man who did not tell police about a murder will spend at least two-and -a-half years behind bars.

Cody James Lee, 19 of Newnham, was sentenced in the Launceston Supreme Court on Wednesday after previously pleading guilty to failing to report a killing.

Acting Justice Pierre Slicer convicted Lee and jailed him for three-and-a-half years with a non-parole period of two years and six months.

Earlier this week, acting Justice Slicer made a formal order prohibiting the publication of factual details relating to the case against Lee.

The order allowed for the publication of Lee’s sentence.