From the Southland Times 06/07/2006
AN Invercargill man "just lost it" when he assaulted his ex- girlfriend and caused wilful damage to the Southland Community College about five hours after being released from Invercargill Prison, defence counsel David Slater said. Kana Patrick, 21, chef, admitted the two charges in the Invercargill District Court yesterday before Judge Kevin Phillips. Police prosecutor Penny Stratford said Patrick was released from prison at 8.30am on Tuesday and at 1pm went to Wachner Place in Invercargill to find his ex-girlfriend and get back some of his property, including a car. She refused to speak to him and went into her classroom at the Community College in the Menzies Building and he followed. He became angry and pushed his way into the classroom, yelling at her and accusing her of causing property to go missing, Mrs Stratford said.
He kicked tables over, confronted her and when she turned to get away, he pulled her backwards, which left her with scratches on her chest and chin, she said. Her classmates came to her aid and Patrick made moves to leave the room, continuing to kick over tables and chairs before punching a hole in the classroom door on the way out. Mr Slater said Patrick was remorseful for his actions. "It was a situation where he just wanted to work out where the stuff was and she didn't want to talk to him and he just lost it." Judge Phillips remanded Patrick in custody and ordered him to reappear for sentencing on July 21. He requested a pre-sentence report and victim impact statement.
From the Sunday Star Times 30/07/2006
Kana Patrick, 21, was sentenced to two months' jail and ordered to pay $173.99 reparation when he appeared for sentence on charges of assault, breach of a protection order, trespass and intentional damage, all this month. Leave to apply for home detention was declined.
From the Southland Times 16/09/2006
Kana Patrick, 21, was arrested after allegedly assaulting his ex-girlfriend and causing wilful damage to the Southland Community College five hours after being released from Invercargill Prison.
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Assaulted his ex-girlfriend just five hours after being released from prison in June 2006
Also breach of a protection order, wilful damage and trespass
Sentenced to one month in June 2006
Sentenced for two months in September 2006
His statutory release date October 2006
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