Adam Anish Chand-Whakaue
Sentenced to just 18 months imprisonment in May 2007
Reduced on appeal in June 2007 to just 200 hours' community work and 18 months' supervision!
From Yahoo Xtra news story
The Court of Appeal has quashed the 18-month jail term of a 14-year-old youth who attacked a man and left him brain damaged. Adam Anish Chand-Whakaue was sentenced in Rotorua District Court for an April 28, 2005, attack on Graeme Managh. He was one of three charged over the assault. Chand-Whakaue pleaded guilty to assault with intent to injure and was sentenced to 18 months' jail.
However, lawyer Harry Edward appealed the sentence, arguing jail should not have been imposed as Judge Chris McGuire had no reason to believe Chand-Whakaue would not comply with an alternative sentence. The Court of Appeal substituted the original sentence for 200 hours' community work and 18 months' supervision, subject to special conditions including that he not associate with his co-offenders.
Date of Birth
1991 (D.O.B. is approximate)
At large in Rotorua area
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Associated Media Links Call for law change after 17-year-old's jail term overturned
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