Zharn Craig Burns
Zharn Craig Burns and his father Craig Phillip Burns were each convicted in the District Court on one count of causing grievous bodily harm and sentenced to four years imprisonment.
According to the summary of facts, they repeatedly punched him about the face and body until he lost consciousness. After the victim fell to the ground, he was again kicked about the head and face by both appellants several times.
The attack resulted in very serious injuries to the victim. He was admitted to hospital where he was maintained in a drug-induced coma for three days. A scan showed he had bleeding in several areas of the brain and he was unable at that time to recall the events surrounding the offending. He had a laceration to the right eyelid as well as bruising and abrasions to the face, chest, and upper back.
Date of Birth
1984 (D.O.B. is approximate)
Three Strikes Status
Sentenced to four years in 2003-04
Unsuccessfully appealed in November 2004
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Associated Media Links Zharn Craig Burns and Craig Phillip Burns Appeal Notes
Escaped prisoner back in custody