R v Kahu Kahika [2016] NZDC 17641

Published 11 January 2017

Injuring with intent to injure — wilful damage of a motor vehicle — sentencing. The defendant was sentenced to two years and six months' imprisonment on charges of wilful damage and injuring with intent to injure. The circumstances of the offending were that the defendant attacked two females previously not known to him at a party after an argument. An uplift of four months' imprisonment was given to reflect the defendant's history of violent offending. A reduced discount was given for a late guilty plea. Judgment Date: 9 September 2016.