New Zealand Police v Lucas Rowe  NZDC 4565
Published 01 September 2016
Sentencing — domestic violence — protection order — Sentencing Act 2002 — Crimes Act 1961, s 190.
Defendant sentenced to 10 months’ imprisonment after pleading guilty to a charge of injuring where, if the victim had died, he would have been guilty of manslaughter.
Home detention was not appropriate given the defendant’s previous convictions and lack of remorse.
A protection order was granted in favour of the complainant.
**Note: names have been changed to comply with legal requirements.