Vernon Te Ponui Stenning
Following some drinking alcohol, it seems to quite a large extent, the two of you decided to try and locate Mr Wahia and give him a hiding because somehow or other one or both of you seemed to think he might have been involved in some domestic assault a day or so beforehand. Pursuant to that plan you both went to another location and obtained a baseball bat. You then went around members of Mr Wahia’s family trying to locate him. You finally found him about 9 o’clock that night, several hours later. You duped him into going with you on some excuse of returning property to him, took him to an address where he got out of the car and you, Mr Stenning, took the baseball bat out of the boot, confronted him and the assault began. You, Mr Thompson, punched Mr Wahia. You, Mr Stenning, then hit him twice on the head and twice on the back with the baseball bat. He fell to the ground of course and you hit him again on the head whilst he was there. At that point, Mr Thompson, you punched and kicked the victim about the head, again whilst he was still on the ground.
Date of Birth
1975 (D.O.B. is approximate)
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