Have a look at this young bloke.His name is Nathan Roberts-Nunan , Bashed and stabbed to death by a gang of young hoodlums. What do you thing would be a minimum term for the killers? How does 5 1/2 bloody useless years sound? That’s what two of the killers got today. Rightly so, the victim’s family are outraged. So am I, Nikola Andreevski, 22, and John Ray Garcia, 22, must be having a good old laugh. A relative was outside the court even had the hide to yell out to the victim’s family how “My Brother’s coming Home” well haha.What a great family he has.Disgusing and disrespectful, having the nerve to say that to a family, whose son was killed by their brother…This sentencing system is beyond a joke.It is totally out of whack with the community expectations and leaves victims family’s devastated. At least one killer, plead guilty, In April, 19-year-old Nathan Smith, of St Albans, was jailed for 22 years after pleading guilty to murder, intentionally causing serious injury and affray. Another guy,Vucak, 19, was sentenced to seven years and six months in August after pleading guilty to manslaughter, causing serious injury and affray for his part in the crime.Jovan Ogrizovic, 19, of Caroline Springs was sentenced to six years, Tomislav Panic, 19, from Hillside was sentenced to five years and Mladen Mrnjaus, 22 from St Albans and Tomislav Stevanja, 20 from Sunbury, were sentenced to three and a half years for their part . All were given reduced sentences for pleading guilty.
THE family of a man killed in a gang brawl at a suburban footy oval has clashed with supporters of three young men jailed for their role in his death.
Nathan Roberts-Nunan’s family said the jail terms for the three – the last of a dozen people sentenced over the death – are disgusting and a joke.
Mr Roberts-Nunan, 20, was struck with a baseball bat and then stabbed during the brawl at Diggers Rest in February 2009 and died in hospital a few hours later.
A 17-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was jailed for six years, with Supreme Court Justice Paul Coghlan recommending he serve his term in a youth facility. (yes look after the killer, hide him deep in the soft youth leisure centre masquerading as a Youth Facility…Stuff him, he is not 8, he should be treated as a man!)
Mr Roberts-Nunan’s family stormed out after the sentencing and one of his sisters had to be restrained by a relative as she reached for the accused as they were led past.
The confrontation continued outside the court, with family members and supporters of the accused yelling abuse and one of Mr Roberts-Nunan’s sisters labelling the sentencing as disgusting.
“My brother’s coming home one day. My brother’s coming home,” a brother of one of the accused yelled to Mr Roberts-Nunan’s family.
Mr Roberts-Nunan’s aunt Carmel Nunan hit out at the sentencing of all those involved and the behaviour of their supporters.
“What do I say here, 18 years of age, sob story, yet again, we’re so sick of it,” she told reporters.
“The thing is kids of this age, young men of this age, are over fighting wars in Afghanistan and are considered brave young men.
“But in courts like this they’re considered immature and therefore their sentences are reduced.
“It’s just double standards, and it’s an absolute joke when you consider the severity of the crime and the brutality of the crime.”
During the sentencing, Justice Coghlan described the attack as a senseless and cowardly display of mob violence in its most extreme.
“This event at Diggers Rest is one of the worst examples of an affray which could be imagined,” he said.
In April, 19-year-old Nathan Smith, of St Albans, was jailed for 22 years after pleading guilty to murder, intentionally causing serious injury and affray.
On Thursday, Andreevski was given a three-year non-parole period for manslaughter, causing injury recklessly and affray.
Garcia was given a non-parole period of three years and nine months for the same charges.
The youth was given a non-parole period of three and a half years for manslaughter, recklessly causing serious injury and affray.