R v Aramoana [2019] NZDC 657

Published 05 June 2020

Sentencing — aggravated robbery — drugs — R v Mako [2000] 2 NZLR 170. The defendant faced sentence on a charge of aggravated robbery. He and another person had gone to an address to buy methamphetamine. The other person then launched an unprovoked attack on an occupant of the address (the victim) and the defendant joined in. The victim suffered multiple injuries including a fractured shoulder and serious damage to his vision as well as being robbed of $300 cash and various items. The Court considered that the offending was not premeditated, and set a start point of six years' imprisonment, uplifted by six months for previous offending. The Court applied discounts for cooperation at trial and efforts to rehabilitate concluding in a final sentence of five and a half years' imprisonment. Judgment Date: 17 January 2019.