Bailey Kurariki back behind bars

BAILEY JUNIOR KURARIKI: New Zealand's youngest killer has been sentenced to fourteen months in prison.
BAILEY JUNIOR KURARIKI: New Zealand's youngest killer has been sentenced to fourteen months in prison.

An agitated Bailey Junior Kurariki has been sentenced to fourteen months imprisonment in the Manukau District Court this afternoon.

The 21 year old appeared on five charges, relating to two separate incidents both of which happened earlier this year, involving an assault and domestic violence charges.

Kurariki given two six month sentences, two one month sentences and one 14 month sentence, for the charges, to be served concurrently.

The conditions attached to his sentences mean he will also be ''overseen'' for 20 months.

One of the incidents involve a 48 year old man who cycled past Kurariki mother's house and another involving his girlfriend and her male cousin.

Sentencing was supposed to get underway this morning but confusion over Kurariki electing to represent himself saw the case adjourned until after lunch.

This afternoon Judge Margaret Rogers asked the Corrections Department to clarify several points in the pre-sentencing report and the case was again adjourned.

When the case reconvened over an hour later, Judge Rogers asked Kurariki if he thought he was capable of carrying out his sentence in the community.

In his long and often incoherent response he respond he didn't like one day in jail but he'd rather be there than in the community as that would mean ''stand down, stand down''.

When he finished speaking he crossed his arms and starred at the floor, his mother Lorraine West sat in the public gallery and was visibly upset by her son's behaviour.

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