Charlie Te Wara
Sentenced to just 5 months in August 2006
Due for release October 2006
From the Waikato Times 02/08/2006
A Huntly man who attacked his mother after a drinking session has been sent to prison. Charlie Te Wara, 25, a mill hand, appeared before Judge Arthur Tompkins in the Hamilton District Court yesterday and was sentenced to five months in prison for assault with intent to injure. He had earlier admitted the charge. Judge Tompkins said the assault happened after Te Wara had been drinking for several hours. He got into an argument with his mother, pushed her on to a couch, and punched her four times in the face. When she tried to phone the police, Te Wara disconnected the call and punched her again until she fell over. He then tried to strangle her.
Judge Tompkins said Te Wara's mother was "terrified" of her son and thought he was going to kill her. "This was serious violence committed whilst drunk to somebody who should never have been subject to violence at Mr Te Wara's hands," Judge Tompkins said. Lawyer Joe Hamblet said Te Wara was now living with an aunt but wanted to reconcile with his mother. "He says `I love Mum and regret what I have done'. He wants to go to her and patch it up," Mr Hamblet said. Judge Tompkins said Te Wara was on parole for burglary, breaching community work and wilful damage at the time of the incident last month. The judge ordered Te Wara to participate in alcohol, anger and anti-violence counselling for six months after his release from prison and denied him permission to apply for home detention
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Seriously assaulted his own mother in Hamilton in 2006 while on parole for burglary, breaching community work and wilful damage.
At large in Huntly
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