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Rotorua Daily Post story 29th March 2010
An enraged Rotorua teenager high on methamphetamine beat his partner until she was unconscious, punching her and stomping on her head. Eighteen-year-old Teina Williams is serving a jail term of three years and nine months. He was sentenced in the Rotorua District Court on Friday by Judge James Weir, after he previously pleaded guilty to threatening to kill, kidnapping, assault with a weapon (a car), assault with intent to injure, injuring with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and two counts of assault.
On July 8 last year, Williams and his partner of five years were at a party when he became heavily intoxicated and aggressive, the court heard. When his partner refused to give him the car keys he dragged her by her hair and punched a woman who tried to help. He punched his partner and forced her into the car. As he drove, Williams grabbed his partner by the hair, smashed her face into the dashboard then stopped the car and forced her out, stomping on her head before throwing her back in the car and punching her about the head until she lost consciousness.
Once home, Williams attacked her again, grabbing her by the throat with both hands screaming "I hate you, I want to kill you". Crown Prosecutor Shane Walsh described the attack as "gratuitous violent offending on his partner while he was high on methamphetamine". The woman remained fearful Williams would kill her, Mr Walsh said. Williams' lawyer Harry Edward said his client accepted he had done wrong. Judge Weir said the attack was extremely violent. The judge noted both William's father and stepfather were patched Mongrel Mob members who regularly beat him as a child and his younger brother was murdered last year.
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Kidnapped, assaulted and injured his partner with intent to do grevious bodily harm in July 2009
He also threatened to kill her and assaulted a second female who tried to intervene
Reoffended on release in 2013
Three Strikes Status
Sentenced to 3 years 9 months in March 2010
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