Com­mu­nity work for teen

Kapi-Mana News - - COURT -

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.

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