Rotorua man jailed for P-fuelled bashing
Thu, 12 Jul 2012 6:52p.m.
A P-fuelled Rotorua man has been jailed after he bashed his partner so badly the judge who jailed him struggled to look at the photos of her injuries.
Wiremu Pomare Kingi, 25, was jailed for six-and-a-half years when he was sentenced in Rotorua District Court today on kidnapping, grievous bodily harm, threatening to kill and assault charges.
His partner had been kept prisoner and subjected to prolonged violence, including ramming her head into a car's floor and a concrete driveway.
Judge James Weir said the woman's injures were so severe she had taken a month to recover and still suffered emotionally, had a hearing impairment, depression and flashbacks.
"What you did was a terrible thing to do to someone and is an object lesson in the ravages of methamphetamine use," the judge said.
He sentenced Kingi to six-and-a-half years's jail, with a minimum non-parole period of three-and-a-half years.
Kingi's lawyer Martin Hine said his client was now appalled by his own behaviour and the Crown's photographs showed the ferocity of the violence the woman had endured.
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12/07/2012 7:09:38 p.m.
Three and a Half years and then that poor person has to start being scared all over again. Hardly long enough for pulverising someone
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