Man faces court over pharmacist death


A drugged driver has faced a Melbourne court, pleading guilty to culpable driving causing death after he hit and killed a 27-year-old pharmacist

Jo Lim, 33, was high on ice when he crashed into Lisa Di Donato’s car, killing her, according to the Herald Sun.

He was on bail for driving offences at the time and just weeks before he killed Ms Di Donato, 27, he had been ordered to undertake a drug and alcohol program.

Ms Di Donato had just finished a yoga class and was on her way home to get ready for work when she was hit outside a shopping centre just after 11am on February 15 this year.

She died at the scene.

This month Mr Lim faced Melbourne County Court, with Ms Di Donato’s family in attendance.

“This man has destroyed our life, he’s destroyed our lives,” the victim’s mother, Elena, told 9News.

“The consequence was we lost our daughter Lisa and nothing that happens will ever bring her back.”

Lim, 33, has pleaded guilty to culpable driving causing death and possessing methamphetamines and cannabis.

He will be sentenced at a later date.

“Whatever he gets is deserved, but it will never bring Lisa back to us,” Mrs Di Donato said.

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