Of­fender is ‘too old’ for such non­sense

Sunday Territorian - - NEWS -

A MAN who found him­self in the lockup af­ter he drunk­enly pushed his for­mer part­ner to the ground when she abused him has “re­alised he’s too old for this kind of non­sense”.

Oen­pelli man Wally Djor­lom, 60, faced a manda­tory three months in prison be­cause it wasn’t his first as­sault. But Judge Greg Smith said: “That would be mon­u­men­tally out of pro­por­tion to the grav­ity of the of­fend­ing.” He said Djor­lom, who has kid­ney prob­lems, was near­ing the life ex­pectancy for in­dige­nous men in re­mote com­mu­ni­ties. He found ex­cep­tional cir­cum­stances ex­isted.

Djor­lom got two months in prison, back­dated to his ar­rest in March and sus­pended im­me­di­ately.

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