A man who viciously attacked his partner of seven months was last week sent to jail.
Michael Jonathon Lynch- Kotua, 20, appeared before Judge Michael Turner in the Invercargill District Court for sentence for assault and intent to injure on June 20, breach of supervision on June 21 and breach of community work on May 31 and May 7.
He was sentenced to jail for one year, five months and two weeks.
The court was told Lynch- Kotua and his partner argued and what started out as a push descended into a violent attack.
Lynch-Kotua pushed his partner's head against a wall with enough force that she blacked out, he dragged her down stairs and deliberately strangled her.
Judge Turner said it was a deliberate and vicious attack.
A protection order was not made as the victim objected.
Anton Charles Hirst, 24, was sentenced to two months of community detention, 80 hours of community work, ordered to pay $410 reparation, and to attend a stopping violence programme for an assault and a threatening act on May 29. A protection order was also issued against Hirst.
Zayne Patrick Andrews, 17, was convicted and remanded to September 13 for sentence for a burglary on June 14.
Ben Bidois, 46, was sentenced to 80 hours of community work for breaching release conditions on June 23 and for breaching a community work order.
Hemi Fowler, 29, of Bluff, was remanded in custody for sentence on September 13 for reckless driving, failing to stop and driving while suspended on July 12.
Karen Marie Scott, 20, bar tender, was fined $250 and disqualified for six months for driving while disqualified on July 12.
Aroha Mereana Heihei, 19, was remanded to September 13 for sentence for driving while disqualified on June 15.
Jayd Murdoch Soper, 18, was sentenced to 40 hours of community work for disorderly behaviour likely to cause violence on August 1.
Matthew Douglas Watson, 47, forestry worker, of Riverton, was sentenced to 80 hours of community work for behaving in a disorderly manner likely to cause violence at the Aparima Tavern between April 13 and 14.
Shayden Edward William James Nicholl, 17, was sentenced to 60 hours of community work for disorderly behaviour likely to cause violence on August 1.
A 55-year-old man was given name suppression and remanded to October 17 for sentence for indecent assault on a female on June 1.
Leigh Mariana Wicliffe, 23, was fined $872 and ordered to pay $300 in emotional harm reparation for receiving a cellphone worth $578 on February 20.
Christopher Charles Beaumont, of Lumsden, was sentenced to 40 hours of community work for wilful trespass at a Lumsden liquor store on June 11.
Helen Isobel Gilkison, 52, retail assistant, of Winton, was fined $900 and disqualified from driving for six months for driving with a breath-alcohol level of 901mcg on July 13.
Pamela Mary Glozier, 54, laundry worker, 1120mcg on June 1. Sentenced to three months of community detention, 100 hours of community work, nine months of supervision, and disqualified for one year and three months.
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