Attack over daughter's friendship ends in jail

LYN HUMPHREYS
Last updated 05:00 12/02/2013

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A Taranaki man angry about his daughter's friendship with a young man has been jailed for an attack on members of the young man's family.

In the New Plymouth District Court yesterday, Tony Temahau Davis, 35, was sentenced to 18 months' jail. Davis was guilty of twice assaulting a woman, two charges of assault with intent to injure, common assault and threatening after a confrontation with the young man's family outside their home in King St, Opunake.

The attack unfolded about 7pm on April 24 last year when Davis arrived to confront two people about their son's relationship with his stepdaughter. He told them he intended to slit their son's throat.

Davis punched the woman twice, causing her to drop to the ground then continued to punch her six times in the face when she was on the ground.

The man went to her aid and Davis repeated his actions, punching him in the head, dropping him to the ground and again punching him about six times in the head.

A third person stepped in appealing to Davis to stop. She was pushed and punched in the head.

After this, Davis left in his car.

Davis told police he was frustrated over the situation with his daughter and was protecting himself after he was hit by the woman.

Judge Allan Roberts ordered Davis to attend domestic violence counselling after he got out of prison.

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- Taranaki Daily News

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