New Zealand: Knife-wielding Somali refugee given light sentence
Posted by Ann Corcoran on September 20, 2012
He said he was sorry and the judge had sympathy for him.
From 3News (Christchurch):
The knife-wielding Somali refugee who went on a stabbing rampage in Christchurch in March has been sentenced to six-and-a-half years in prison.
Judge David Saunders handed down the sentence at the Christchurch District Court which includes the provision that he must serve half his prison term before being eligible for parole.
Zakariye Mohammed Hussein, 27, began his crime spree at Redwood Primary School in the early hours of March 15 where he threatened two staff with a knife.
Visit the story and read about his carjacking and slashing spree.
He will be eligible for parole in three and a half years!
Judge Saunders gave him a discount for his depression, remorse, personal circumstances and guilty pleas.
He was initially charged with attempted murder but police dropped that charge in June.
Hussein will be eligible for parole in three-and-half-years.
But, no mention of deportation…hmmmm!
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