Consequences for victim 'horrific'

Last updated 05:00 27/10/2012

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A man who committed a "dreadful" assault and broke a man's jaw in two places with one punch was yesterday told by a judge the consequences for the victim were horrific.

Haeden Hawkins, 22, appeared in Invercargill District Court yesterday before Judge Richard Russell for injuring with intent to injure on August 12. He was sentenced to seven months' home detention, 175 hours' community work and ordered to pay $3000 emotional harm reparation.

Judge Russell said Hawkins was outside Barluca with a group of friends when he walked over to an unknown man and punched him in the jaw. The man was knocked to the ground, where he remained unconscious for about three minutes. His jaw was broken in two places and he required two surgeries and two metal plates fitted.

Judge Russell said it was a "dreadful assault".

It was unprovoked and the consequences of the punch had been horrific, he said. Intentional damage Rory Mcleod Burfoot, 19, was remanded on bail for sentence till November 23 for intentionally damaging a window on September 8.

Lyndon Daryl Ralston, 32, was sentenced to six months' supervision and ordered to pay $931.50 reparation for intentionally damaging a vehicle on August 26. Cannabis Darcy Lee Phillips, 23, was remanded on bail to November 28 for cultivating cannabis on September 28. Offensive weapon Nicole Anne Huddlestone, dairy worker, of Dipton, was fined $750 and sentenced to six months' supervision for possessing an offensive weapon, namely a tyre iron, at Dipton on October 23. Using a document Fulton Whakaari, 18, was sentenced to five months' jail and ordered to pay $640 reparation for using a document, namely an eftpos card, to obtain a pecuniary advantage and taking it to obtain a pecuniary advantage on at Gore on July 20, stealing a wallet, cash and eftpos cards on August 12, stealing a wallet and eftpos card on August 11, breaching community work on October 2 and two breaches of supervision on October 10. Burglary Brent Lyndon McCully, 44, was sentenced to two and a half months' home detention, 120 hours' community work and ordered to pay $300 reparation for burglary at Christchurch on February 13, breaching community work and two breaches of supervision.

Jamie Bryce Brown, 20, shearer, of Ohai, was remanded on bail to December 11 for sentence for burglary at Winton on August 23. Assault Michael Coulter, 22, was fined $500 and sentenced to six months' supervision for assaulting a female on August 26. Breach Wayne Leonard Hall, 29, was convicted and discharged for breaching community work on July 10.

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Russell Andrew Fowler, 38, table hand, of Woodend, was remanded to December 11 for sentence for two breaches of a protection order on September 30.

Paul Raymond Meikle, 35, labourer, of Mataura, was remanded to December 14 for sentence for breaching a protection order and behaving in a threatening manner on October 13.

Grace Margaret West, 19, was remanded on bail to December 14 for sentence for breaching community work on August 24.

Stephen Jack McEwan, 22, was ordered to come up for sentence if called upon within nine months for breaching release conditions on September 17.

Mark Ian McLean, 26, was convicted and discharged for breaching community work on October 5.

Adam Lindsay Hunter, 22, was remanded to December 14 for sentence for breaching community work on September 1. Driving Phillip Andrew Ward, 18, dairy farmer, was sentenced to 90 hours' community work and disqualified from driving for eight months for driving while disqualified on October 13.

- The Southland Times

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