Man hits sister for being an 'egg'

JIMMY ELLINGHAM
Last updated 12:00 20/11/2013

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When he thought his sister was being an "egg", a Palmerston North beneficiary hit her in the face.

On October 14, Michael Walker, 25, was at home, where he lived with his mother, sister and nephew.

When Walker and his sister argued over cleaning their mum's vehicle, he went to the car, pulled out the car jack and smashed a window.

His sister confronted him and he punched her in the face three times.

"He stated his sister was being an egg but then refused to explain his actions," police prosecutor Sergeant Stu Oram told the Palmerston North District Court yesterday.

Walker admitted charges of assault and wilful damage.

A probation officer said Walker was a diagnosed schizophrenic who was on medication. He was also addicted to legal highs, taking them four times a day, seven days a week.

"He was under the influence of synthetic cannabinoids when he committed this offending." The officer said Walker, who stood in the dock holding a Bible, was trying to mend fences with his family.

Judge Jennifer Binns sentenced Walker to 12 months supervision and ordered him to pay $300 reparation for the damaged vehicle.

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