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Sam Walker, who was one in all three individuals convicted of bashing two males after an AFL recreation, has had his six-month jail sentence diminished by two months.
- Sam Walker had his jail sentence reduce from six months to 4 months
- He was one in all three individuals convicted of assaulting two males after an AFL recreation
- His brother Dominic Walker was additionally convicted of the assault, and sentenced to a yr in jail.
Mr Walker, 26, was convicted alongside together with his brother Dominic Walker, 28, and buddy Benjamin Fitt over the bashing close to the MCG in September 2018.
The brothers are the sons of distinguished lawyer Tim Walker, QC.
The trio had been leaving a Richmond and Hawthorn recreation on September 7, after they grew to become concerned in an argument with two older males.
The victims — Leonard Tricario and David Raeside — had additionally been on the recreation.
Sam Walker’s lawyer said he played a lesser role in the attack and was defending himself. (AAP: David Crosling)
Sam Walker was initially sentenced to 6 months in jail for his function within the bashing, which left one sufferer with a damaged wrist and the opposite unconscious.
He appealed towards his sentence within the County Court docket and in the present day succeeded in getting his time period of imprisonment reduce to 4 months.
When launched he’ll spend two years on a neighborhood corrections order and he has been banned from consuming alcohol for one yr.
He may also must bear evaluation and therapy for drug use and alcohol abuse.
Sam Walker (left), brother Dominic Walker (centre) and Benjamin Fitt (right) outside court last year. (AAP: David Crosling/James Ross)
His brother Dominic Walker, 28, is serving a year-long jail time period after pleading responsible to 2 counts of deliberately inflicting damage.
Dominic Walker began an enchantment towards his sentence however half means via yesterday’s listening to Decide Tinney advised defence lawyer Ashley Halphen that it was attainable Dominic Walker could possibly be given an elevated sentence, not a decrease one.
He then withdrew the enchantment.
Fitt is anticipated to be launched quickly as his four-month jail time period is nearly over.
In the course of the committal proceedings within the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court docket, Fitt apologised to the victims.
All three males have been ordered to finish a two-year neighborhood corrections order upon their launch.