Teen fined $1000 for as­sault at party

Pinjarra Murray Times - - NEWS -

A TEENAGER who jumped a fence at a leavers party in Duns­bor­ough to punch an­other teen has been fined $1000.

Beau Joseph Mi­chon (18) pleaded guilty to com­mon as­sault when he ap­peared in Man­durah Mag­is­trates Court ear­lier this month.

Po­lice pros­e­cu­tor Se­nior Con­sta­ble Mick Fal­lows said the vic­tim, also 18, was wait­ing in a queue for a ride with a friend at a leavers party called “The Zone” on Novem­ber 23 last year.

He heard some­one shout at him “Oi you c***, we have things to sort out” and re­alised it was Mi­chon who had shouted. The vic­tim chose to ig­nore Mi­chon.

Mi­chon then jumped over a fence and punched the vic­tim in the face, caus­ing him to dou­ble over and suf­fer dizzi­ness and a mi­nor con­cus­sion.

De­fence lawyer Mar­garet McNulty said ac­cu­sa­tions were made to Mi­chon by the vic­tim at the time and her client re­acted to them.

She said Mi­chon was not in­tox­i­cated at the time and felt “ex­treme re­morse”.

“It’s in­ex­pli­ca­ble you acted that way,” Mag­is­trate Anne Long­den said and fined Mi­chon $1000, but granted him a spent con­vic­tion on the ba­sis he was young and had no pre­vi­ous record.

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