The Chronicle

Chemo patient assaulted


A BRISBANE father who flogged a recent chemothera­py patient with a large plank of wood has been jailed for his brutal assault.

Kahuihonep­otaka Duncan Smith Bason was 21-years-old when he was walking along Drayton St in Dalby on May 8, 2020, when two men asked how he was going from across the street.

Crown prosecutor Amy Stannard told the court the former aquatic centre worker replied to the two men to not come near him, as he wasn’t in a “good mood”.

Dalby District Court heard as the two men approached, the now 23-year-old grabbed a 50cm plank of wood and struck one of the men in the face, and left the scene.

The victim suffered swelling between his cheek and eye socket, as well as cuts and bruising to his jaw.

Judge Dennis Lynch said the victim had been assaulted following a period of chemothera­py.

Bason pleaded guilty to assault occasionin­g bodily harm while armed and was sentenced to nine months’ jail with immediate parole.

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