R v Dominic Davies [2016] NZDC 4623

Published 16 August 2016

Sentencing — aggravated robbery — R v Mako [2000] 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.