R v Tame [2017] NZDC 9028

Published 13 October 2017

Sentencing — aggravated burglary — wilful trespass — assault with a weapon. The defendant and the victim had been in an on and off again relationship. The defendant was served with a trespass notice to stay away from the victim. The defendant was subject to a police safety order not to contact the victim. However 20 minutes after it had expired the defendant started to send text messages to the victim. The day later the victim awoke to find the defendant coming in through the front door of his home with a crowbar telling him that he was a "fucking dead cunt" and proceeded to hit him. The victim managed to get the defendant out of his home and locked the door. Not to be deterred, the defendant gained entry through a kitchen window where she was able to be restrained by the victim. A reduction was given for the defendants guilty plea and personal circumstances, and she was sentenced to two years and five months' imprisonment. Judgment Date: 3 May 2017 * * * Note: names have been changed to comply with legal requirements. * * *