Troy Alan Cullinane (Deceased)
From Waikato Times story 28th May 2009
A young man who attacked a Hamilton bar patron with a glass has been told he could have easily killed his victim. Troy Alan Cullinane, 24, of Tamahere, was sentenced yesterday at the Hamilton District Court to three years and six months' jail after he was earlier found guilty of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm. The charge related to an incident on April 10 last year in which Cullinane attacked another patron, inflicting a severe cut to the man's neck. The man required surgery.
Judge Robert Spear said the attack was unprovoked, impulsive and gratuitous, and reflected an all too common occurrence in Hamilton. Speaking to Cullinane's family and supporters who filled the public gallery, the judge said the bar's security camera footage revealed Cullinane's actions were vicious and "totally unprovoked". Cullinane was deluding himself if he saw himself as the victim in this incident. Noting the defendant's previous two convictions for fighting in public, Judge Spear said the attack could easily have killed his victim. The complainant was left traumatised and no longer felt safe in the community.
Date of Birth
1985 (D.O.B. is approximate)
Three Strikes Status
Sentenced to three years six months in May 2009
Additional Photos & Files
Associated Media Links Bar attacker warned
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