Kerri Moore

Punch in face lands Bouldercombe man with two years in jail

IN yet another case of alcohol-fuelled violence, a 22-year-old Bouldercombe man has been sentenced to two years jail.

Wade Shane Kunde pleaded guilty yesterday in the Rockhampton District Court to one count of causing grievous bodily harm in 2011.

Crown prosecutor Russell Hood said the 21-year-old complainant and his sister left the Railway Hotel in Mount Morgan after it closed one evening.

As they were walking from the pub, the sister became involved in an argument with another group of people, including the defendant.

The complainant approached his sister and told her to leave it alone.

The court heard Kunde told the complainant "this is nothing to do with you" and punched him in the face.

The complainant was knocked to the ground.

Mr Hood said while another man held him down, Kunde continued to kick and punch the complainant until someone intervened.

The victim went straight to police.

The court heard the man suffered a fractured jaw and was flown to Brisbane for surgery.

Defence barrister Jordan Ahlstrand said his client was very intoxicated at the time and had committed no further offences since.

Quoting another judge, Judge Paul Smith said it was always sad to see young men from good families serving time because of a loss of control.

"That's prevalent in this case," he said.

Kunde was sentenced to two years jail with a parole release date set at August 6 this year.



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