Community work for teen
A Porirua teenager smashed his ex-partner’s kitchen cupboards and letterbox at 3am, despite being trespassed from her Titahi Bay home.
Kyrone Tewaahi Hill, 19, was sentenced to 60 hours’ community work at Porirua District Court last Tuesday on charges of trespass, intentional damage and two breaches of his supervision sentence.
On November 19, Hill was trespassed from his ex’s home.
Five days later, police were called at 3am because Hill was in the house smashing kitchen cupboards, police prosecutor Kevin Shaw said.
He left before police arrived, destroying a letterbox on the way out, but was found nearby, Mr Shaw said. The victim was seeking a protection order. However, Hill’s lawyer, Alisdair Ross, said his client had been asked to the house to care for the couple’s 21-month-old daughter while the mother went out.
Hill was annoyed she arrived home so late and that she was drunk, and tried to talk to her about it, Mr Ross said. He lost his temper when his ex called the police, and only then damaged her kitchen, Mr Ross said.
Hill had done anger management counselling in the past, Mr Ross said.
Judge Tom Broadmore said the counselling obviously didn’t work.