Otago Daily Times

Dunedin District Court


SEN­TENCES im­posed by Judge Michael Cros­bie in the Dunedin District Court yes­ter­day were. —

Kaleb Niko­lao FordeFrase­r (22), of Dunedin, as­sault with in­tent to in­jure (ar­gu­ments be­tween Forde­Fraser and vic­tim early Novem­ber 10 last year re­sulted in Forde­Fraser head­but­ting her, strik­ing her on the nose, re­sult­ing in se­vere bleed­ing, ex­ten­sive swelling and bro­ken nose), three months’ com­mu­nity de­ten­tion (cur­fewed 8pm­7am daily), six months’ su­per­vi­sion. Judge noted pro­ba­tion re­port pos­i­tive, in­di­cated ‘‘some­thing of a back­ground’’, Forde­Fraser as­sessed as hav­ing low like­li­hood of re­of­fend­ing; judge also noted it was FordeFrase­r’s sec­ond time be­fore the court on a matter of vi­o­lence, said he was a young man, ‘‘still ma­tur­ing . . . a lot of grow­ing up to do yet’’.

Lenin Shaun Se­bas­tian Mata­haere (32), of Dunedin, possess­ing of­fen­sive weapon (tom­a­hawk) in cir­cum­stances show­ing in­tent to use it to com­mit of­fence in­volv­ing threat of vi­o­lence, Morn­ing­ton, about 12.30pm, July 13, three months’ com­mu­nity de­ten­tion (cur­fewed 8pm­7am daily), 18 months’ in­ten­sive su­per­vi­sion (with ju­di­cial mon­i­tor­ing), or­der for de­struc­tion tom­a­hawk. Pub­lic de­fender Alan de Jager said Mata­haere pleaded guilty at first op­por­tune mo­ment, had men­tal dif­fi­cul­ties ‘‘es­pe­cially af­ter lock­down’’, wanted to en­gage in restora­tive jus­tice but it did not go ahead. Judge noted Mata­haere un­well on the day, had is­sue with med­i­ca­tion, in much bet­ter shape now.

Ali­cia Co­rina Mathieson (43), of Dunedin, two breaches in­ten­sive su­per­vi­sion (liv­ing at ad­dress where di­rected not to, and failed to re­port to pro­ba­tion), Oc­to­ber 8, three months’ jail (in­ten­sive su­per­vi­sion, im­posed Septem­ber 30, to remain in place).

Sen­tenced by Judge Jim Large were. —

Steven Alan James Robin­son (40), self­em­ployed, of Dunedin, as­sault­ing per­son with whom in fam­ily re­la­tion­ship (vic­tim his wife; Robin­son ar­rived home about 8.30am, June 28, af­ter be­ing out drink­ing al­co­hol the pre­vi­ous night; vic­tim ar­rived home about 12.30pm to hear yelling in house;

Robin­son ar­gued with their son, stormed off to his room, soon af­ter came up be­hind vic­tim in kitchen, ver­bally abused her, ar­gu­ment be­tween the two; Robin­son stood on vic­tim’s foot to keep her from mov­ing, got up in her face, pushed her in ch­est with both hands, lost his bal­ance, fell, yelled at vic­tim; about 1.20pm when vic­tim at front door leav­ing to take one of their chil­dren some­where, Robin­son grabbed her by pony­tail, pulled her back, again swear­ing and ver­bally abus­ing her; when vic­tim ar­rived back home a fur­ther ar­gu­ment, while she stand­ing in hallway Robin­son told her to get of of his house, grabbed her on shoul­der from be­hind, tried to push her out door; their chil­dren saw, up­set), 80 hours’ com­mu­nity work, 12 months’ su­per­vi­sion (in­cludes re­quire­ment not to pos­sess or use al­co­hol or any drug not pre­scribed to him). Judge noted restora­tive jus­tice pos­i­tive, po­ten­tial for Robin­son and wife to rec­on­cile; told him do­mes­tic vi­o­lence ‘‘bad . . . you need to be aware prison a pos­si­bil­ity if you re­of­fend’’.

Jamie Andrew Wright (26), em­ployed, of Dunedin, dis­qual­i­fied driv­ing, Hanover St, about 7.50pm, July 3, 12 months’ su­per­vi­sion, no dis­qual­i­fi­ca­tion (spe­cial rea­sons). Judge noted Wright had pre­vi­ous con­vic­tions for driv­ing when banned.

Levon Grant Wallace (28), process worker, of Dunedin, breach­ing re­lease con­di­tion (en­tered sub­urb he was not to), Septem­ber 7, sen­tence de­ferred nine months. Pub­lic de­fender Kar­lena Lawrence said of­fence not pre­med­i­tated, for fam­ily rea­son, Wallace in sub­urb only 16 min­utes.

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