New Zealand Police v Karl Wild [2016] NZDC 3598

Published 19 July 2016

Injures with intent — threatening to kill — Crimes Act s 189. The defendant appeared for sentencing having pleaded guilty to one charge of injuring with intent to injure, and one charge of threatening to kill the same victim seven days later. The defendant was sentenced to two years and six months imprisonment. Nuku v R [2013] 2 NZLR 39 (CA) guided the Court in sentencing. The defendant fell into band 2 for the seriousness of the offending, which involved a knife and serious harm to the victim’s jaw. A starting point of two years imprisonment for the injuring charge was uplifted by six months for threatening to kill, and a further six months for the defendant’s past history of violent offending. A discount of six months was given for the guilty plea.