Judge spares jail sentence for man on assault charge

The National, Tuesday July 19th, 2016

A man who admitted to stabbing his girlfriend was spared a two-year jail sentence when the Waigani National Court suspended it and put him on a good behaviour bond.
Justice Panuel Mogish ordered Nelson Kamilus of Sio village in Siassi, Morobe, to pay K500 as compensation to the victim June Henry.
He said it was assault involving a boy-girl relationship to which Kamilus pleaded guilty. He was charged with wounding Henry at Murray Barracks, Port Moresby, on June 1, 2013.
Mogish said Kamilus was a first-time offender and had cooperated with police.
He said the aggravating factors in the case included the use of a weapon.
Kamilus was also very abusive and tried to chase after the car that drove Henry away from his home at the barracks.