R v Dominic Davies  NZDC 4623
Published 16 August 2016
Sentencing — aggravated robbery — R v Mako  2 NZLR 170 (CA).
Defendant sentenced to two years and four months’ imprisonment after he robbed a dairy, threatening the owner with a meat cleaver. R v Mako cited as tariff case.
Aggravating features included the threatening use of a dangerous weapon, degree of premeditation and previous convictions.
The defendant’s guilty plea, genuine remorse and diagnosis of anxiety and depression were mitigating features which entitled him to have a sentence of four years’ imprisonment reduced by 20 months to two years and four months’ imprisonment.
Sentence of one month imprisonment for possession of cannabis to be served concurrently.