R v Wickliffe [2018] NZDC 1004

Published 21 August 2018

Offending while subject to an extended supervision order — causing grievous bodily harm with intent — wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm — shoplifting — breach of extended supervision order — ESO — sentencing. The defendant was sentenced for offending committed when subject to an extended supervision order. The offending involved charges of causing grievous bodily harm with intent to do so, and wounding another person with the intent to cause grievous bodily harm. After drinking a significant amount of alcohol, in breach of his ESO, the defendant went on to attack two victims. The first victim suffered damage to his eye causing him to lose his sight and the second victim became unconscious and suffered damage to his skull and eye socket. Aggravating features of the offending were the extreme violence, the harm caused to the victims, the defendant's previous convictions and the fact that the offending occurred while the defendant was subject to a sentence of extended supervision. No credit was given for the defendant's remorse, but a full discount was applied to recognise the prompt guilty plea. The defendant was sentenced to a total term of imprisonment of six years and nine months. Judgment Date: 22 January 2018.