R v Bradley [2017] NZDC 17069

Published 09 February 2018

Intentional damage — burglary — assault with a weapon — theft — common assault — threat to kill — assault with intent to injure — breach of protection order — aggravated robbery — unlawful possession of a firearm. The defendant and the first victim were in a relationship that broke down. The defendant coerced the victim into going to his home after making the victim believe that their child was not well. The defendant became angry, abused her, grabbed her around the throat with his hands, squeezed her throat and yelled at her, spat in her face, told her he was going to kill her and then went into his bedroom and got a sawn off shot gun. The defendant then forced the barrel of the shot gun into the victims mouth and threatened her. This only stopped when their daughter came into the room crying. Aggravating features include vulnerability of the victim, intention, a direct threat to kill and the level of harm and fear caused. The defendant was sentenced to five years imprisonment. Judgment Date: 2 August 2017 * * * Note: names have been changed to comply with legal requirements. * * *