Warren Charles Te Hei
A Mongrel Mob member who once received a payout for alleged mistreatment by prison guards has been sent back to jail with a sentence of preventive detention.
Warren Te Hei was released in 2011 after serving nearly nineteen years behind bars. He was subject to parole conditions until April 2013, and has been back behind bars since late 2014 when he attacked a woman with a machete.
Te Hei, 46, was sentenced in the High Court at Gisborne on Thursday after a jury found him guilty of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and assault with intent to injure.
Justice Karen Clark sentenced him to preventive detention with a minimum non-parole period of five years.
Te Hei is a patched member of the Rogue chapter of the Mongrel Mob and was living in Wairoa in August 2014 when he had a fight with the president of the gang's Aotearoa chapter.
After the fight Te Hei and his partner drove to Gisborne. While at an address in Gisborne Te Hei used an 80cm long machete in an attack on a woman. The victim held up her hand to protect her head from the blade and received three wounds. Te Hei hit the woman in the face a number of times with his fist or hand before someone intervened and took the machete from him and he left the address.
Te Hei has a long list of previous offences dating back to when he was 15. In 1996 while he and his brother Sam were in prison they stabbed a fellow inmate ten times with sharpened screwdrivers.
For this attack he was convicted of attempted murder in 1997 and sentenced to a further ten years on top of the nine he was already serving for aggravated robbery.
Date of Birth
1971 (D.O.B. is approximate)
Three Strikes Status
Sam Te Hei
Lewis Te Hei
Sentenced to 9 years (aggravated robbery) by the Wellington High Court in October 1993
Sentenced to 10 years (attempted murder) by the Auckland High Court in June 1997
Both sentences are cumulative - making a total of 19 years
Paroled after his section 107 order was revoked June 2011
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OFFENCES / CONVICTIONS
|Event Date||Event||Court Location||Offence Type||Offence Date||Committed While||Sentence Imposed|
|07-07-2016||Sentencing||High Court Gisborne||Wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm||08-08-2014||Preventive Detention||▼|