R v Levi Wirihana  NZDC 9526
Published 23 September 2016
Sentencing — attempting to pervert the course of justice — R v Churchward CA439/05 — male assaults female — domestic violence — Sentencing Act 2002.
Defendant sentenced to two years and four months’ imprisonment on a charge of attempting to pervert the course of justice. The defendant had called the assault victim from prison, attempting to coerce her into retracting her statement and making a false affidavit (Churchwood considered).
Concurrent sentence of three months’ imprisonment for the male assaults female charge also given; a technical assault in the nature of bullying, controlling and threatening behaviour.
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